Pew Biomedical Scholars

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  • The Mystery of Hair Growth, Untangled

    Hair follicles on the body correspond with each other, according to a new study by 2016 Pew biomedical scholar Maksim Plikus, Ph.D., of the University of California, Irvine. Plikus’ research has shown that follicles throughout the human body communicate via a major signaling pathway that helps to dictate when and where hair should grow. The hairs on different parts of our body grow to... Read More

  • Plant Based Birth Control Mechanism Uncovered by Pew Biomedical Scholar

    People have been searching for effective methods of contraception for centuries. Ancient cultures have thoroughly documented the use of plants with contraceptive properties to prevent pregnancies. However, science has yet to discover how herbal-based medicine can work as a form of birth control. Read More

  • 37 Researchers Advancing Human Health

    Every day, innovative research is happening around the world to advance human health—and these 37 scientists are among the people dedicated to doing just that. On June 15, Pew announced the 2017 classes of biomedical scholars, Latin American fellows, and Pew-Stewart Scholars for Cancer Research. Read More