There’s one specific hair-related problem that’s so common, everyone from Brad Pitt to the Victoria’s Secret angels has it. I’m of course talking about cowlicks, which is where part of your hair sticks up in a different direction to the rest of your hair. Cowlicks generally happen around your hairline or at the crown of your head and can lead to hours of frustration in front of the mirror.
If you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle against cowlicks, don’t fret – because a team of researchers have discovered a potential link between cowlicks and the cancer-fighting properties of a certain gene. That’s right – your annoying hairdo could actually indicate your body is better at fighting cancer than people with perfectly uniform tresses.
Cowlicks can only exist with the presence of something called polarity genes. In a study led by Michigan State University, researchers discovered that these genes are regulated by a protein that plays an important role in fighting cancer. Head over to the next page to learn about how the researchers made their discovery, and exactly what that means for our fight against cancer.
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