Posted 10:18 PM 7/31/2008
July 31, 2008 -- How does hair grow? We really don't know. It's a fascinating and complex system of chemical signals being sent to the follicles to tell them when to produce and when to rest. But it's still largely a mystery.
Now scientists at Stanford are a step closer to cracking the code of hair growth.
They discovered that in mice, a certain molecule, called laminin-511, sends a signal to cells urging hair follicles to grow.
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Posted 11:37 PM 7/16/2008
Feb. 26, 2008 -- New treatments for hair loss and for unwanted hair may be on the horizon, thanks to two new gene studies.
Those studies center on the P2RY5 gene.
Mutations in that gene are linked to a hereditary hair loss condition called hypotrichosis and to hair texture, two new studies show.