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SPIT lab leading the effort to analyze hair, expand research on puberty

By Angie Hunt, Iowa State University News Service

Puberty is something we all go through and yet there is limited science to explain what is happening inside our bodies, and how it affects our physical and mental health. The answers to these questions may be found in our hair. An Iowa State University researcher is using hair samples to study how hormones and environmental factors influence the process of puberty.