Researchers have found a new way to grow hair using stem cells, and it’s showing some promise for treating baldness.
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Mesenchymal-epithelial interactions during hair follicle morphogenesis and cycling
“Embryonic hair follicle induction and formation are regulated by mesenchymal-epithelial interactions between specialized dermal cells and epidermal stem cells that switch to a hair fate. Similarly, during postnatal hair growth, communication between mesenchymal dermal papilla cells and surrounding epithelial matrix cells coordinates hair shaft production.”
To baldly grow: Japan scientists regrow hair at record rate
“The study used two kinds of cells placed in silicone containers to cultivate “hair follicle germs”—the sources of the tiny organs that grow and sustain hair.”
We Just Figured out How to Activate Stem Cells to Treat Baldness
“Researchers from UCLA have found a way to successfully reactivate stem cells in dormant hair follicles to promote hair growth in mice. Through this research, they’ve developed two drugs that could help millions of people worldwide treat conditions that lead to abnormal hair growth and retention.”
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