Neonatal Occipital Alopecia (transient neonatal hair loss) is a common alopecia that develops in the occipital area in the first few months of life. It was previously wrongly attributed to friction of the head on the pillow. The fetus normally undergoes synchronous shedding of scalp hair in the fifth month of fetal life. The regrown hair enters into the telogen phase in a wave from front to back, starting approximately 12 weeks before term. Most hair roots will have entered the anagen phase again before delivery. The occipital area is the last area in the scalp to enter the telogen phase and does not do so until birth. Therefore, shedding of hair in the first weeks of life is normal and the pillow, which is often blamed, only aids this shedding.
Journal Article is sometimes called a Scientific Article, a Peer-Reviewed Article, or a Scholarly Research Article. Together, journal articles in a particular field are often referred to as The Literature.
Journal articles are most often Primary Research Articles. However, they can also be Review Articles. These types of articles have different aims and requirements. Sometimes, an article describes a new tool or method.
Because articles in scientific journals are specific, meticulously cited and peer-reviewed, journal databases are the best place to look for information on previous research on your species. Without a background in the field, journal articles may be hard to understand - however, you do not need to understand an entire article to be able to get valuable information from it.
Last date updated on June, 2014