KidzTube
Welcome
Login / Register

Why does your hair turn gray? – Speaking of Chemistry

Thanks! Share it with your friends!

URL

You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.
URL


 Biology   |   Chemistry   |   Health   |   Science
 Find Related Videos  added
200 Views

Description

Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions

It’s an inevitable side effect of longevity: your hair will turn gray. In this episode, Sophia Cai chats about the chemistry of your natural hair color, why it eventually turns white, and how scientists may be able to slow that graying down.

If this episode leaves you wanting more, check out these great resources.

First hair-graying gene identified
http://cen.acs.org/articles/94/i10/First-hair-graying-gene-identified.html

A genome-wide association scan in admixed Latin Americans identifies loci influencing facial and scalp hair features
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160301/ncomms10815/full/ncomms10815.html

Gray hair and vitiligo reversed at the root
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-05/foas-gha050313.php

Post-Traumatic Tress Disorder
http://www.fasebj.org/content/23/10/3253.full

Everyday Mysteries: Why does hair turn gray?
https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/grayhair.html

Why Does Hair Turn Gray?
http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingsworkfaqs/f/why-does-hair-turn-gray.htm

The structure we show for the tyrosinase enzyme is a prediction. Researchers haven't yet experimentally verified what it looks like. For more info, check out this paper from Enzyme Research: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/er/2012/192867/

And again, thanks to Gerald Weissman for talking to us for this video.
http://www.med.nyu.edu/biosketch/weissg01

Want even more Speaking of Chemistry?
Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeakingOfChem
And feel free to drop us a line at speakingofchem@acs.org

Speaking of Chemistry is brought to you by Chemical & Engineering News, the news magazine of the American Chemical Society.
Find us on all these places:
Subscribe! http://bit.ly/ACSReactions
Facebook! http://facebook.com/ACSReactions
Twitter! http://twitter.com/ACSReactions
Tumblr! http://tumblr.com/ACSReactions

Post your comment

Comments

Be the first to comment






RSS