Porphyria is a group of metabolic disorders. In this article, learn about the different types of porphyria, their causes, and how they can be managed.
Short men may have an increased risk of becoming bald prematurely. An international genetic study under the leadership of the University of Bonn at least points in this direction.
A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also contribute to the known association between...
The stretching and growth of skin tissue during embryonic development in animals requires a novel signaling pathway involving CDC-42 GTPase to direct the movement of cells during migrations, report...
'Uncombable hair syndrome' is a disorder characterized by dry, frizzy, untamable hair. In a new study, researchers have uncovered a possible genetic cause.
A mysterious inflammatory disease has been afflicting a Flemish family for three generations, causing severe skin lesions, fevers, pain and exhaustion.
Researchers at Ohio State University have pinpointed a human gene product that helps to regulate wound healing and may control scarring in people recovering from severe injuries and damage to...
A variant in the gene IRF4 has been linked to hair graying in humans - a discovery that researchers say could lead to strategies that prevent or reverse hair graying.
MicroRNA can serve as a "decoder ring" for understanding complex biological processes, a team of New York University chemists has found.
Young animals recover from tissue damage better than adults, and from Charles Darwin's time until now, scientists have puzzled over why this is the case. A study published by Cell Press in the journal Cell has revealed that an evolutionarily conserved gene called Lin28a, which is very active in embryos but not in adults, enhances tissue repair after injury when reactivated in adult mice.