Male pattern baldness may be cured by new drugs that could trigger faster hair growth, American researchers have discovered.
Scientists from the Columbia University Medical Center have identified new drugs that inhibit hair follicle enzymes that cause baldness. The results of the study could be used to come up with a substance that could restart hair growth, according to NDTV.
While studying the autoimmune disease alopecia areata, Angela Christiano's team at Columbia University discovered that Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors block the signals that trigger an autoimmune attack. They also found out that some of the subjects who took the oral form of the drug exhibited hair re-growth, NBC News reports. more >>
Ten years after publication of Who Was Adam? by Fazale Rana and Hugh Ross, 13 new chapters detail the new scientific evidence on the origins of humankind in a second edition.
Rana and Ross are scholars affiliated with Reasons to Believe, which also published the new edition of Who Was Adam? RTB works to spread the Gospel by showing how science supports the truths found in Scripture. Rana and Ross both have doctorate degrees in the physical sciences, biochemistry and astronomy, respectively.
Unlike most second editions, this one leaves the original edition alone and adds the new chapters onto the original. more >>
Italian researchers have revealed that DNA tests conducted on the Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, have shown that it contains traces of plants found from all around the world.
Real Clear Science reported that researchers sequenced the DNA of pollen and other dust particles from the 14-foot-long cloth, and were able to determine the types of plants and the biogeographic origin of people who have come into contact with it. Remarkably, evidence was found of plants from South America, the Middle East, Central Africa, Central Asia, China, and other regions.
"So, what does this mean? It's hard to say," the article said. more >>
Who doesn't love a furry kitten? Even rough-and-tumble, chest-pounding gorillas show their softer side when a box of cuddly kittens shows up. Hey, gorillas want some feline friendship too.
In this video, Koko, a 44-year-old western lowland gorilla, receives a box full of kittens for her birthday. She adopts two as pets.
Koko is not your average primate. She's learned several phrases in sign language, courtesy of her trainers who seek to champion what they call "interspecies communication." more >>
Anyone who saw the summer blockbuster "Avengers: Age of Ultron" remembers the trick that Thor played on his friends.
As they near the end of a party, Thor challenges his friends to pick up his signature hammer, claiming that only those "worthy" are able to wield it.
Inspired by the movie, one California man created his own Thor hammer — also known by its ridiculously hard to pronounce real name, Mjolnir. more >>
Stunning images from the Hubble Space Telescope revealed the existence of weird structures on the planet Jupiter.
The Hubble Space Telescope spent 10 hours recording the appearance of Jupiter to create a stunning new map of the giant planet's atmosphere. The captured images allowed astronomers to measure the planet's Great Red Spot and see weird formations that have not been seen in decades, according to Discovery.
The Great Red Spot seen on Jupiter is actually a giant storm that has been stirring the southern equatorial region of the planet for some 300 years already. New discoveries indicate that the long duration storm is already weakening because the spot has been shrinking and is now 240 kilometers smaller compared to its size last year, the report details. more >>