Stress and white hair

It is been said that stress turns hair white. Zang and collaborators published on Nature the research, which gives us the confirmation of this popular saying. Long story short: stress triggers the fight-or-flight response, which has an impact on the cells producing hair pigments. Going into details of the experiment, researchers stressed mice by injectingContinue reading “Stress and white hair”

Women in STEM: Keighley

Ninth episode of Women in STEM. Today we host Keighley, a 4th year PhD candidate working on breast cancer and co-founder of Present Your PhD. Hi @scientifikeighley! Would you like to tell us something about you? Hi! My name is Keighley (kay-lee) and I am a 4th year PhD candidate at Baylor University in Waco,Continue reading “Women in STEM: Keighley”

Hormones and pregnancy

Pregnancy is a period of time regulated in an extreme strict way by several hormones. I will talk about the 5+1 most important hormones typical of pregnancy. 1 – Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) It is produced by the placenta after implantation. It is the hormone detected by pregnancy tests. It seems to be the causeContinue reading “Hormones and pregnancy”