Sunday, November 4, 2007

Itching will soon go as science cracks dandruff

Times Online: "SCIENTISTS have cracked the genetic secrets of the microbe that causes dandruff. The breakthrough holds out the prospect of effective treatment for one of life’s minor embarrassments and a possible goldmine for shampoo manufacturers. The researchers have mapped out the genome of Malassezia globosa, a fungus that lives and feeds on human skin, causing itching and the familiar silvery flakes that sprinkle the clothing of sufferers. "

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