Hair

Stress Really Can Turn Your Hair White, Mouse Experiment Suggests

Stress Really Can Turn Your Hair White, Mouse Experiment Suggests

The idea that fright or any other kind of stress can turn hair white has endured for centuries. But a new study this week—in mice—provides some of the first concrete evidence of this phenomenon existing. It might also offer a biological explanation for how it happens.

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation For Why Hair Goes Grey

Scientists Find Another Possible Explanation For Why Hair Goes Grey

Scientists think they have stumbled upon a newly discovered mechanism that could explain why some people’s hair turns grey and others become afflicted with patches of unpigmented skin, a rare, stigmatised condition called vitiligo. Their research, published last Thursday in PLOS Biology, suggests a gene that regulates the natural pigment…