Feel like straighter hair? Just pop a pill developed after discovery of 'curly gene'
2009 12 08

By Kangna Agarwal | TheMedGuru.com

In a path-breaking research, scientists have discovered a ‘curly hair gene’ which may outdo the must-have hair beauty straighteners.

Scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) have identified the trichohyalin gene which is responsible for curliness.

The gene plays a key role in the development of hair follicle, part of the pubic hair skin. And now researchers have also discovered its role in curliness.

They stated that a variation in this gene is responsible for the straightness or curliness of the hair.

Prof Nick Martin, head of the QIMR Genetic Epidemiology Laboratory and author of the research added, "This gene has been known for well over twenty years as being involved in hair production and it's a gene that sits in the sheath that's around hair roots."

Discovery might lead to hair straightening treatment

The discovery is expected to pave the way for potential treatments like a pill for making the hair straighter or curlier.

This way one could get rid of the curly locks without using the heated hair-straighteners.

The discovery might also help in predicting the hair texture of unborn babies. Furthermore, the police may also benefit from this discovery if they find victims' locks at the crime site.

Prof Martin said, “Potentially we can now develop new treatments to make hair curlier or straighter. Also, we could predict whether it was more probable that a baby would have curly or straight hair.

“We might be able to refine identikit pictures from DNA samples left at a crime scene to say whether the suspect had straight or curly hair.”

This intriguing development is based on data collected from a study of 5000 twins in Australia over a 30 year period.

Findings of the study appear in the latest edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.

Article from: TheMedGuru.com



Related Articles
Human Extinction the Genetic Genocide a Call for the Survival of the Pure-Human Race
'Closed Heart Surgery': Scientists Jump-start The Heart By Gene Transfer
Nanoparticle-delivered 'suicide' genes slowed ovarian tumor growth
Genetic Engineering and the Brave New World of Transhuman Machines
New L.A. Clinic Lets Parents Genetically Design Their New Baby
Genetic mapping of babies by 2019 will transform preventive medicine
Edit your DNA: 'Gene wiki' to debut on Wikipedia
Scientists Identify Genes that Could Turn Ordinary People into Supergeniuses (or Mindless Drones)
Genebase: DNA Comes To Social Networking
Geneticists Discover a Way to Extend Lifespans to 800 Years
Gene Tweak Makes For Mighty Mice
Genetic Advances To Pioneer Super-Human Elite?


Latest News from our Front Page

The Aeon of Horus is Ending and the Elites are Nervous as their Icons are Dying
2014 04 18
I predict there is going to be a huge resurgence of interest in European indigenous spiritual traditions from Norse to Celtic/Gaelic to Slavic and so on. Millions of Europeans are going to realise that we are the victims of Christianity and New Age garbage. Their bastardised Kabbalah, the psychic force used by Crowley and the elites to cement his Aeon ...
Easter - Christian or Pagan?
2014 04 18
From: truthbeknown.com Contrary to popular belief, Easter does not represent the "historical" crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In reality, the gospel tale reflects the annual "crossification" of the sun through the vernal equinox (Spring), at which time the sun is "resurrected," as the day begins to become longer than the night. Rather than being a "Christian" holiday, Easter celebrations date back ...
Man-Made Blood Might Be Used in Transfusions by 2016
2014 04 18
Researchers in the U.K. have created the first man-made red blood cells of high enough quality to be introduced into the human body The premise of the HBO show and book series True Blood revolves around a technological breakthrough: scientists figure out how to synthesize artificial human blood, which, as an ample new source of non-human food, allows vampires to "come ...
The Trials of the Cherokee Were Reflected In Their Skulls
2014 04 18
Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee have found that environmental stressors – from the Trail of Tears to the Civil War – led to significant changes in the shape of skulls in the eastern and western bands of the Cherokee people. The findings highlight the role of environmental factors in shaping our physical characteristics. ...
Our Fears May Be Shaped by Ancestral Trauma
2014 04 18
Last December, an unsettling Nature Neuroscience study found that mice who were taught to associate the smell of cherry blossoms with pain produced offspring who feared the smell of cherry blossoms, even if they had never been exposed to it before. We knew that the process was epigenetic—that it was not hard-wired in the permanent genetic structure of the mouse—but ...
More News »