The Chemistry of Redheads

This week Reactions is exploring the science behind redheads. That’s right–there’s a lot of science that goes on with our ginger friend’s locks.

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Writer/Producer: Kirk Zamieroski

Executive Producer:
Adam Dylewski

Scientific consultants:
Ian J. Jackson, Ph.D.
William P. Pavan, Ph.D.
Rick A. Sturm, Ph.D.
Darcy Gentleman, Ph.D.
Kyle Nackers

melanin structures

MC1R Gene Melanocytes –

The Effects of Red Hair in Surgury –

Redheads and pain –

Chemistry of Hair color –

Melanin –

Types of melanin –

Pheomelanin –

MC1R Variants –

Skin pigmentation and evolution –

MC1R Mutations –

Chemistry of Hair

Redhead heat sensitivity –

MC1R and Nociception –

Redhead project –

Ever wonder why dogs sniff each others’ butts? Or how Adderall works? Or whether it’s OK to pee in the pool? We’ve got you covered: Reactions a web series about the chemistry that surrounds you every day.

Reactions is produced by the American Chemical Society.

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