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Hair thinning by stem cell loss

Why people lose their locks in old age may be related to the aging of hair follicle stem cells, two new studies suggest. Though it is known that mammals that live for longer lifespans lose their hair, the mechanisms underlying this fate have been a mystery. Hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs), which generate the sacs or follicles that produce hair, ... Read More »

Basic Concept: Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure, which involves removal of permanent hair shafts along with roots (also referred as follicular units) from a hair bearing area called as “donor area” and transplantation into the bald area called as “recipient area”. In case of hair transplantation over scalp, hair are usually taken from the back and sides of the scalp. For ... Read More »

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD) *This project has been ear-marked for social franchise development This project has been developed to assist caregivers in impoverished communities who are tasked with looking after preschool children while their parents are at work. Many of these caregivers have limited education and no access to formal training. Education Africa runs a three year-long whole school intervention ... Read More »

Glaucoma: why are so many of us blind to this sight-stealing disease?

  aucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness in the US, affecting around 2.7 million people – a number that is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. While severe glaucoma-related vision loss can often be prevented, there is one major barrier: around half of patients with the disease do not know they have it. Glaucoma can ... Read More »

Twitter’s losing favor in its capital Jakarta as rancor reigns

Romeo Gacad | AFP | Getty Images Twitter president of global revenue and partnership Adam Bain speaks at a press conference in Jakarta on August 29, 2014. Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces even in markets once considered ... Read More »

Obamacare leads to 20M insurance boost: Admin

About 20 million adults under the age of 65 have gained health insurance of some kind in the six years since Obamacare has been law, leading to an all-time low rate of Americans without insurance, President Barack Obama announced Thursday. The new tally indicates that about 2.4 million additional people gained insurance since last fall. Obama revealed the new tally ... Read More »

‘Smart’ lens could predict risk of glaucoma progression

ew study reveals how a “smart” contact lens can help identify which patients with glaucoma – a leading cause of blindness – are most likely to experience disease progression. Researchers say the smart lens could help doctors identify which glaucoma patients are at high risk for disease progression. Dr. C. Gustavo De Moraes, an associate professor of ophthalmology at Columbia ... Read More »

Eye lens regeneration from own stem cells: ‘a paradigm shift in cataract surgery’

The researchers – including teams from the University of California-San Diego (UCSD), Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and Sichuan University, both in China – describe their new regenerative medicine approach in a paper published in the journal Nature. The treatment was tested in 12 babies born with cataracts. It resulted in significantly fewer surgical complications than current treatments, say the ... Read More »

Twitter’s losing favor in its capital Jakarta as rancor reigns

Romeo Gacad | AFP | Getty Images Twitter president of global revenue and partnership Adam Bain speaks at a press conference in Jakarta on August 29, 2014. Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces even in markets once considered ... Read More »

Super Tuesday not so super for drug stocks

Jose Luis Pelaez I Blend Images | Getty Images The Super Tuesday primaries solidified Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as the likely party nominees for the general election, with both winning seven states. Market analysts are now starting to suggest clients invest around a possible Clinton or Trump presidency. “Super Tuesday front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton delivered strong enough ... Read More »