Drug promises robust new hair growth

A new method of restoring hair growth – using drugs that are already approved for safety – may be on the way, according to research published in Science Advances. Enzyme inhibitors appear to promote robust hair growth. Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York have found that when hair follicles are suspended in a…

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Mother River: a journey along the Mekong in Laos

Flowing down the spine of Southeast Asia, the Mekong River has played a pivotal role in the region’s history, and nowhere more so than in the ancient Buddhist kingdom of Laos. Take a river trip through the province of Champasak, past coffee plantations, hidden temples and thunderous waterfalls all the way to the Cambodian border…

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Capital cuisine: a gourmet guide to Canberra

Despite national monuments and surrounding vineyards, Canberra is eternally overlooked in favour of Australia’s other major cities. Best known for diplomats, parliamentary sessions and war memorials, the city never stood a chance against icon-studded Sydney or culture-rich Melbourne. But Canberra’s critics are stepping down, as its food scene flourishes into something truly worth travelling for… Canberra’s encircling meadows…

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