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2014-09-04 12:25:53

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Celebrities by the dozen turned out at the 2014 Emmys flaunting red dresses. What secret about sex appeal are they privy to? It is well known that people stereotype others based on their skin color, but did you know that people also stereotype colors themselves? The best example of this is the long-held association that black is bad and white is good. Just watch an old Western movie and you can immediately tell who the good guys and bad...

blond hair genetics
2014-06-02 05:07:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A subtle alternation in DNA involving one single-letter change in the genetic code is enough to generate blond hair in men and women, researchers from Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Stanford University Medical Center report in Sunday’s edition of the journal Nature Genetics. According to developmental biology professor Dr. David Kingsley and his colleagues, a molecule essential to stem cell function plays a vital role...

2013-09-18 13:20:42

Trade-offs for fair skin The proclivity of Spaniards to bask in regions like the Costa del Sol while their northern European counterparts must stay under cover to protect their paler skin or risk skin cancer is due in large part to the pigment producing qualities of the MC1R gene locus. The MC1R gene, expressed in skin and hair follicle cells, is more diverse in Eurasian populations compared to African populations. Now, a team of researchers led by Santos Alonso, et. al., have examined...

Scientists Determine Eye, Hair Color Of Ancestors With New Technique
2013-01-14 13:24:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As DNA analysis technology improves, scientists are able to bring more and more of Earth´s history back to life in greater detail. In a new report in the journal Investigative Genetics, researchers have revealed the ability to flesh out the features of long-dead individuals based on a newly developed analytic technique. By examining variations in the DNA code on teeth and bone artifacts, the geneticists´ new HIrisPlex DNA...

Blondeness In Solomon Islanders Due To Genetic Variations
2012-05-04 08:38:37

Excess sun exposure, a diet rich in fish, and gene inheritance from ancient explorers and traders, are all possible theories why some dark-skinned indigenous Solomon Islanders are naturally blonde, according to new research published today in the journal Science. The study, led by Stanford University researchers, found that 5 to 10 percent of the indigenous Solomon population have a gene that is responsible for blondeness. The trait, however, is distinctly different from the gene that...

2009-06-07 12:39:48

Blondes may have more fun -- just not with fictional British superspy James Bond, who researchers found prefers dark-haired women for his romantic liaisons. Cleveland State University communications Professor Kimberly Neuendorf said by studying the 195 female characters in the first 20 James Bond films her research group also determined the fictional hero also tended to sleep with young and attractive women, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The research team analyzed the characteristics of the...

2009-05-27 15:02:59

The head of the Latvian Blondes association said a planned parade of about 2,000 blond women is aimed at cheering the country up amid economic woes. Marika Gederte, head of the club for women with yellow hair, said the parade planned for Sunday in the Latvian capital Riga will be held under the motto make the world a brighter place and will involve an orchestra comprised entirely of blondes, RIA Novosti reported Wednesday. People need positive emotions, and I hope this event will cheer them...

2009-04-28 10:53:00

BANGOR, Maine, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Since time immemorial, poets, writers, journalists, social scientists, talk show hosts, you name them, have struggled and fought to answer the question that burns in men's minds: Which shade of woman is preferred and why...blondes or brunettes? Are blondes better lovers? Are brunettes better suited in the boardroom? Can blondes be trusted? Is a brunette a better mate? Blonde hair is unique in that it typically darkens with age. So a blonde...

2009-03-18 12:43:24

A survey of British women indicates that nearly 1-in-3 blondes have dyed their hair brown to be taken more seriously in the workplace. The survey of 2,500 women, conducted by health and beauty retailer Superdrug, suggests 31 percent of women with naturally blond hair have changed to brown locks in order to appear more professional, The Daily Mail reported Wednesday. Additionally, 38 percent of naturally blond respondents said they believe their hair color has in some way hindered them in the...


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