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Hair growth News (4 articles)

Regrowing hair: UCLA-VA researchers may have accidentally discovered a solution

It has been long known that stress plays a part not just in the graying of hair but in hair loss as well. Over the years, numerous hair-restoration remedies have emerged, ranging from hucksters' "miracle solvents" to legitimate medications such as minoxidil. But even the best of these...

Published on 16 February 2011, 17:26

Temperature-sensing Protein Linked to Skin Cancer, Hirsutism

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—New findings about a temperature sensor in the skin could lead to novel approaches to controlling excess hair growth and treating skin cancers.The common denominator that unites these seemingly unrelated processes is a versatile protein called TRPV3. The new research shows that...

Published on 19 April 2010, 10:52

New Gene in Hair Loss Identified by Research Team Led by Columbia University Medical Center

Mutation in Gene Leads to a Type of Thin Hair, also Seen in Male Pattern Baldness.NEW YORK  – A team of investigators from Columbia, Rockefeller and Stanford Universities has identified a new gene involved in hair growth, as reported in a paper in the April 15 issue of Nature. This...

Published on 16 April 2010, 03:52

Gene that Regulates Hair Growth Identified

Activation of the gene Lhx2 leads to increased hair growth. This is shown by Leif Carlsson’s research team at Umeå University in an article in the latest Web edition of the respected scientific journal PLoS Genetics. The findings partly refute earlier research results in the field.Hair is...

Published on 15 April 2010, 05:28