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    We’re Using Stem Cells to Reverse Baldness and It’s Actually Working

    Some very hairy mice are bringing us another step closer to un-LOCKing a way to regenerate a full head of hair. Did somebody say a pun?! About 50% of men and 25% of women experience at least partial hair loss by the age of 50, whether due to age, medical treatments, or disease. Current options for those looking to reverse this loss include things like medications that may slow hair loss and transplants from hair follicles elsewhere on the body. But neither have the often desired effect of restoring a thick and full volume of hair. Researchers have been optimizing techniques for culturing “hair follicle germs” in a dish for…

  • Why Do Women Shave Their Legs?
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    Why Do Women Shave Their Legs?

    Thanks to CuriosityStream for supporting PBS Digital Studios. Why do women shave their legs and under their arms but men don’t? And do women shave their legs because of World War II? So lots of folks find excessive hairiness (with the exception of the hair on our heads) to be a bit off putting. And this rule seems to be doubly true for women in places where shorty shorts and bare arms are the standard of summer time. But have you ever stopped to wonder why? I mean: if our mammalian bodies are busy growing hair here, there, and everywhere, then what makes the hair we trim in certain areas…