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Hair follicle

Hair follicle

(Science: dermatology) a tube-like opening in the epidermis where the hair shaft develops and into which the sebaceous glands open


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Re: Re:

... chemotherapy. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often lose their hair for this precise reason: the fast-dividing cells of the hair follicle become so damaged that the hair falls off and they have gastrointestinal problems, ...

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by Ahsmeah
Tue Feb 05, 2013 10:10 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 7372

Re: Re:

... chemotherapy. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy often lose their hair for this precise reason: the fast-dividing cells of the hair follicle become so damaged that the hair falls off and they have gastrointestinal problems, ...

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by biohazard
Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Cancer = Mutation: Stopping Mutation Would Cure Cancer?
Replies: 6
Views: 7372

what causes the change in hair colour

... old one. (pardon to the board if what i did was wrong). The change in hair color (on biological definition) can be caused by two factors: age and genetics. Study shows that hair follicle has “melanogenesis clock”, it slows down or stop the melanocyte activity that ...

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by foxbrent
Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:32 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: what causes the change in hair colour
Replies: 2
Views: 2199

Re: Hair and DNA

Hair follicle that is in the bottom of the hair, contains living cells (thus, these cells have DNA). To use DNA testing ...

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by EnidBagnold
Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:21 pm
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Hair and DNA
Replies: 31
Views: 62278

A Monkey's Uncle

... be in capital letters like YOU) have teeth, bones, finger and toenails, hair, cilia and an assortment of soft tissue. None of these things have a ... it is no loss whatsoever to DNA? Are you at all concerned by the follicle loss from a haircut or those fingernail parings? If, as I contend, ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 3:46 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 52900
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