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October 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
In a feat that may provide hope to men and women who suffer from hair loss, researchers said they had successfully grown hair follicles in human flesh using implanted donor cells. While rodents have the ability to regenerate lost hair, scientists have so far been unable to trigger re-growth in humans. Instead, they traditionally treat hair loss by removing hair follicles from the back of a patient's head and transplanting them to another area of the scalp. Now, in a study published Monday in the journal PNAS , researchers used lab methods to simulate the behavior of rodent cells in order to induce hair growth in human flesh.
October 9, 2013 | By Sue Horton
News stories about Janet Yellen's nomination to head the Federal Reserve have all stated one obvious fact: If confirmed, she will be the first woman to hold that position. But there's an even more significant barrier Yellen is breaching. She's a powerful woman with gray hair. In recent days her face has been everywhere. It's a pleasant face, with a half-smile and kind eyes. And it's framed by a silver bob.  A woman being appointed to a position of power isn't all that unusual.
September 30, 2013 | By Frederick N. Rasmussen
Activist attorney Leonard J. Kerpelman, best known for representing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair in the landmark 1963 Supreme Court case that outlawed prayer in public schools, died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital of complications from a tumor. He was 88. He took on numerous often unpopular causes during his long career that ended in disbarment in 1989, in part for disrupting a judicial hearing. And he was known as a colorful figure in Baltimore, driving a 1948 Cadillac and at times jumping into public fountains.
September 28, 2013 | Dana Sullivan Kilroy
We all expect our skin to change with the decades. But who knew that time takes a toll on our tresses in much the same way? While some changes are inevitable, some are the result of the insults we hurl at our hair every day: coloring, curling, straightening, taut ponytails. Want to make the most of what you've got? A few tips: -- The 20s Your crowning glory This is as good as it gets: The 100,000-150,000 strands that cover your scalp are the healthiest they'll ever be. "Most damage at this age comes from experimentation with color and using too much heat," says Rona O'Connor, a Beverly Hills-based stylist who tends to the lush locks of celebrities, including Blake Lively and Brooke Shields.
September 14, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Time for your close-up, Mr. Germ. A professor at UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed a smartphone attachment that enables the imaging of objects one-thousandth the width of a human hair. In a paper published recently in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano , senior author Aydogan Ozcan, a professor of electrical engineering and bioengineering, said he and colleagues used the device to photograph single human cytomegalovirus particles.
September 12, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Farewell, fringe! Brad Pitt has finally cut off his long hair! The actor was photographed Tuesday rocking a shorter 'do while filming "Fury," a World War II Nazi Germany drama written and directed by David Ayer that costars Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman and Jon Bernthal. While neither Pitt's entire mane nor scalp was visible, the buzz-cut sides peeked out from under a white baseball cap he was wearing on set in the British countryside, according to Just Jared. PHOTOS: Scene at the Toronto International Film Festival 2013 Pitt, 49, had still been rocking the long locks ( and their customary bun and ponytail )
September 4, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Kim Kardashian has some blond ambition, circa 1980-something. The new mom has dyed her hair a lighter hue. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star debuted the shorter, layered look over Labor Day weekend when she was photographed going to a friend's barbecue in Beverly Hills. A concealed baby North was in tow, and the new mom was followed closely by elder sister Kourtney Kardashian, according to E! News. The new 'do is golden toward the ends, a bit darker toward the roots and totally Kanye-approved, according to Kardashian's hair squad.
August 27, 2013 | By Veronica Rocha
Police are looking for trio who allegedly stole 16 bottles of Ciroc vodka from a Vons store in Glendale. Officials released surveillance video footage on Friday that showed a man grabbing bottles of vodka off the shelves inside the Vons in the 2000 block of Verdugo Boulevard at 9:40 p.m. on Aug. 5. He quickly removed security caps from the bottles. Surveillance video shows the man handing the bottles to two females, who concealed them in large handbags. VIDEO: Man and two women steal vodka from Glendale Vons Police estimated the cost of the theft at $560.
August 19, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Step aside, Beyoncé: When Shailene Woodley decided to chop off her locks, she started a trend. Woodley, "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" actress who played George Clooney's daughter in the Oscar-winning film "The Descendants," has always appeared on-screen with a long, flowing mane of hair. But for her upcoming role, she's chopped it off. She'll be playing Hazel Lancaster in the adaptation of John Green's bestselling young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," a romance between two teenagers who meet in a cancer kids support group.
August 16, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Beyonce has a bob, which would be big hair news even if she hadn't chopped off her long locks last week and gone for a petite blond pixie 'do. But she did just chop off her hair a week ago Wednesday. So why the quick turnaround, Bey, after having the long hair for so long? We suppose it's always easier to take that leap the second time you do it. Stepping out in Miami for a lunch date with Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy, the "Single Ladies" singer sported a reverse bob, chin length in the front and short-short-short in the back - held in place with a Greek goddess-style headband.
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