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  • Hair Follicle Cells Offer Embryonic Stem Cell Research Alternative

    12/12/2006 3:27:32 PM PST · by wagglebee · 45 replies · 1,033+ views
    Life News ^ | 12/12/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Madison, WI ( -- Scientists at the Medical College of Wisconsin have found what may be another alternative to embryonic stem cells. They have found that adult stem cells from hair follicles, which don't involve the destruction of human life to obtain, are different from other types of skin cells. The researchers recently identified the molecular signature of hair follicle stem cells called epidermal neural crest stem cells. The college says the study resolves conflicting scientific opinions by showing that these cells are distinctly different from other types of skin-resident stem cells. The MCW research team has reported their findings...
  • Adult Stem Cells Found in Hair Follicles

    12/17/2006 10:03:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 502+ views
    Forbes ^ | 12.15.06
    Adult stem cells found in the bulge of hair follicles may provide an alternative to embryonic stem cells, say researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.†† Like embryonic stem cells, these epidermal neural crest stem cells have a high degree of plasticity, can be isolated at high levels of purity, and can be expanded in culture, the researchers said.And, similar to other types of adult stem cells, the epidermal neural crest stem cells can be harvested through a minimally invasive procedure. This means that it may be possible to use a patient's own hair as source for stem...
  • Police Looking for Stolen Hair

    01/02/2007 1:28:07 AM PST · by beyond the sea · 11 replies · 572+ views
    STAR-TELEGRAM ^ | 12/31/06 | Domingo Ramirez Jr.
    BEDFORD -- Here's a hairy case for investigators. A woman shoplifted two hairpieces worth $110 on Dec. 18 from Armstrong-McCall Beauty Supply. The theft was uncovered when an employee found two empty packages at the business in the 4100 block of Airport Freeway. The employee went into an office and reviewed videotape from a surveillance camera to determine what had happened to the packages. On the surveillance tape, a woman is shown opening the packages and placing the hairpieces in a sales catalog that she was carrying. She then left the business and drove away in a white car. No...
  • 1980s Hair Fashion History

    09/20/2006 12:35:25 PM PDT · by pissant · 247 replies · 15,426+ views
    Fashion Era ^ | 2006 | Pauline Thomas
    Hairstyles in the 1980s were mostly large and fulsome. The decade began with a continuance of the Purdey cult hair cut. The New Avenger series of 1976-79 and which starred Joanna Lumley left above, is recalled as much as anything for its famous Purdey Haircut. The Purdey streamlined hair style was simply a version of a slick bob with a definite back neckline contour. Versions were seen throughout the 1980s and the hairstyle worn by Princess Diana at her engagement above is a version of this bobbed combed forward style with shaped nape of neck style. Look at any picture...
  • Women spend two-and-a-half years on their hair

    08/30/2006 7:59:42 PM PDT · by FReepaholic · 16 replies · 557+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/30/06 | Unknown
    Talk about going back to your roots... The average British woman spends an astonishing £36,903.75 on her hair in a lifetime, according to new research. She will spend the equivalent of just under two YEARS of her life washing, styling, cutting, colouring, crimping and straightening her locks in salons or at home. A whopping 650 days will be dedicated solely to creating a 'salon look' in her own bathroom. The average woman splashes out a monthly average of £10.08 on shampoos and conditioners, £14.03 on home styling products and £301.14 a year on haircuts and colouring. She spends the equivalent...
  • Listen Up, Ladies: Long, Lush Locks Lure Lovers

    06/28/2003 3:18:42 PM PDT · by demlosers · 150 replies · 3,276+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 2003 | E. J. Mundell
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Halle Berry aside, most American men show an "overwhelming" preference for women sporting long, luscious hair compared to shorter cuts, researchers report. Oh, and sorry, Madonna: men also seem to prefer brunettes over blondes, by a wide margin. The findings are based on interviews with 50 men conducted by psychology researcher Dr. Kelley Kline, of Florida State University in Panama City, Florida. She and co-authors Dr. Colin Peeler and undergraduate student Kim Fazzone presented their findings earlier this month at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, in Atlanta. Numerous studies have examined the...
  • Human Hair Follicle Stem Cells

    01/06/2006 5:08:55 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 366+ views
    Medical News Today ^ | 01.06.06 | Brooke Grindlinger
    Human Hair Follicle Stem CellsCategory: Dermatology NewsArticle Date: 06 Jan 2006 In a study appearing in the January 4, 2006 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, Jonathan Vogel and colleagues from the National Cancer Institute successfully isolated and characterized genes expressed by human hair follicle stem cells. The isolation, cultivation, and propagation of these stem cells are important for tissue-engineering approaches to treating disorders of the hair and skin. Stem cells in the skin and hair follicles are the ultimate source of cells that regenerate the skin and the growth of new hairs. Vogel and colleagues used sophisticated...
  • Growing Nerve Cells

    03/16/2006 1:51:52 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies · 722+ views
    Video (movie will open in a separate window)Choose your format: Quicktime Realmedia Plan on wearing green this St. Patrick's Day? Bet you can't top a mouse with green skin. As this ScienCentral News video explains, this mouse is green for a very serious reason. It's invaluable to researchers learning how to grow nerve cells. Knitting New NeuronsEven for scientists, it's not every day you see a hairless mouse glowing bright green under a fluorescent light. And for scientists searching for stem cells that could grow into nerve or brain cells, seeing such a mouse meant finding a possible whole...
  • Hair Soy Sauce: A Revolting Alternative to the Conventional

    08/15/2006 11:02:40 AM PDT · by eraser2005 · 133 replies · 4,751+ views
    The Internet Journal of Toxicology ^ | 2005 | Alexander Tse-Yan Lee
    Abstract Recent reports of problem foods in Mainland China have raised global concerns about the safety of Chinese food products. Drawing on reliable data extracted from Chinese newspapers, magazines and the Internet, this report, the second in the series, takes a closer look at the hair-made soy sauce, a common kitchen-accessory for marinating and seasoning foods. It seeks to inform the scientific and medical communities regarding the potential short- and long-term epidemic consequences of consuming such soy sauce
  • Pearls Before Swine Comic Strip Makes Fun of Chia-head Kim Jong Il

    07/28/2006 6:29:10 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 12 replies · 1,128+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | 7/28/2006 | Stephen Pastis
  • Hair-raising ghoul tries to cash-in again: Killer selling locks

    07/20/2006 8:08:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 2 replies · 312+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | July 20, 2006 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Hair from the head of convicted Springfield serial killer Alfred Gaynor went on sale online yesterday as a bill intended to halt crime profiteering appeared marked for death on Beacon Hill. ďJust when you think you canít be any more disgusted by the actions of perpetrators and some members of the public, you find, sadly, that you can be,Ē said state Rep. Peter J. Koutoujian (D-Waltham), whose proposed legislation has only until July 31 to pass.
  • BAD HAIR POLL- Vote for Cynthia McKinney!

    07/17/2006 1:08:49 PM PDT · by bigbear82 · 36 replies · 5,716+ views ^ | 07-17-2006 | McKinney for Worst Hair Committee
    "Sad comb-overs, cheap hairpieces... and just bad hair styles. Which of the following has the WORST hair in Congress?"
  • Human Hair Could be New Source of Special Adult Stem Cells for Research

    07/13/2006 6:03:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 1,092+ views ^ | 7/13/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Philadelphia, PA ( -- Human hair could be a new source of adult stem cells and provide another alternative to embryonic stem cell research. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have isolated a new source of adult stem cells that appear to have the potential to differentiate into several cell types. If further study proves successful, the researchers say it could yield the tissue needed by an individual for treating a host of disorders, including peripheral nerve disease, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injury. "We are very excited about this new source of adult stem cells that...
  • At Six Flags, the Don'ts of Dos

    06/19/2006 6:22:48 PM PDT · by doesnt suffer fools gladly · 30 replies · 1,669+ views
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2006 | Avis Thomas-Lester
    At Six Flags, the Don'ts of Dos Employees Say Their Ethnic Hairstyles Are Challenged as 'Extreme,' and They've Complained to ACLU By Avis Thomas-Lester Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, June 17, 2006; B01 It's right there, under "Extreme Hairstyles," in the 2006 seasonal handbook for Six Flags America employees: no dreadlocks, tails, partially shaved heads "or any hairstyle that detracts or takes away from Six Flags theming." Braids "must be in neat, even rows and without beads or other ornaments," the amusement park handbook advises.
  • Blood, Iron, And Gray Hair

    06/04/2006 4:43:55 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 867+ views
    Science News ^ | 6-4-2006 | Ben Harder
    Blood, Iron, and Gray HairAnemia in old age is a rising concern Ben Harder The life of a red blood cell is brief but fast paced. Each heartbeat pumps millions of the tiny cells into the body's vascular system at speeds of more than a meter per second. In about a minute, they can carry oxygen from the lungs to tissues in the rest of the body and return to the lungs. And they die before they're 4 months old. The body replaces old red blood cells by generating fresh ones, typically producing about 2 million cells per second. A...
  • [Tony] Blair's Wife Spent $13,700 On Hairstyle In One Month

    04/21/2006 7:59:18 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 29 replies · 1,113+ views
    NBC-4 ^ | April 21, 2006 | Staff
    LONDON -- It took $13,700 to make the hair look good for a month. A London newspaper said Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labor Party spent almost $14,000 on hairstyling bills for Blair's wife during last year's month-long general election campaign. The Times said the party lists the styling bills as an election expense of $490 a day for a month of campaigning. A Labor spokeswoman responded, "So what?" She said Cherie Blair worked hard and is enormously popular, then added, "Don't forget, we won the election."
  • Time for Cynthia McKinney to Go Home

    04/08/2006 12:22:48 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 40 replies · 1,900+ views ^ | 4/7/06 | Star Parker
    You know we've come a long way when our idea of racism has moved from fire hoses and segregation to a black congresswoman's outrage at not being recognized by a Capitol Hill policeman. Rep. Cynthia McKinney is now sulking in lonely indignity as her latest claims about racial profiling have even embarrassed her colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus. Reports are that caucus members advised her to back off and that even highly respected civil rights veteran Rep. John Lewis, D., Ga., suggested she "lower the temperature and stop holding press conferences." Only a member of Congress as detached from...

    04/07/2006 9:52:07 AM PDT · by Mia T · 88 replies · 4,184+ views
    CNN | 4.07.06 | Mia T
  • Spielberg Production Sued Over Haircut

    03/17/2006 9:30:08 PM PST · by woofie · 10 replies · 370+ views
    Drudge/Associated Press ^ | Mar 17 /06 | TIM KORTE
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. A Mescalero Apache family in southern New Mexico has sued the producers of Steven Spielberg's television miniseries, "Into the West," claiming a set stylist cut an 8-year-old girl's hair without regard for tribal customs. "It's part of our culture not to cut a girl's hair until her Coming of Age ceremony," the girl's father, Danny Ponce, said Friday in a telephone interview. "The only ones allowed to do that are the parents. Nobody asked for permission." Ponce filed suit in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque on March 6, naming Turner Films Inc. and the unknown stylist as defendants....
  • Billy Cowsill [of '60s Pop Group "The Cowsills"] Dead at 58

    02/21/2006 1:22:41 PM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 70 replies · 1,880+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 02/21/2006 | Jessica Robertson
    William "Billy" Cowsill, lead singer of Sixties singing family the Cowsills, died on Friday at his home in Calgary at the age of fifty-eight. He had been in poor health, suffering from emphysema, Cushing's syndrome and osteoporosis. The Cowsills, the real-life family that inspired the hit TV series The Partridge Family, scored two Number Two hits, "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" and the title track to the hit rock musical Hair. The Newport, Rhode Island, band, which included brothers Billy (guitar), Barry (bass), Bob (guitar and organ) and John (drums), would later also feature brother Paul (keyboards) and...