Tuesday, March 1, 2016

New Research: Why Hair Goes Grey

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While George Clooney has fully embraced his role as a silver fox, that isn't the case with millions of men and women who go to great lengths to keep those pesky grey hairs away. 

But new research could hold the key to slowing, or even preventing grey hairs, in the future that is. The research, which was published in Nature Communications, has discovered the first gene link to greying hair. The gene, IRF4 was known to affect color, but the research found that it also plays a unique role in the transition to grey. 

More research will have to be conducted, but this news certainly has the potential to lead to a decrease in the number of silver foxes in the future. 

You can read more about the study, here.

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