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Merino Sheep Provide Clue to Curly Hair

By Catherine Offord | March 23, 2018

The cells on one side of each wool fiber are longer than the cells on the other, researchers find. 

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Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | December 11, 2014

Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.

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Growth Factor Regulates Hair Color

By Tracy Vence | June 2, 2014

Researchers pinpoint a gene enhancer that contributes to blond locks in humans.

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Spotlight on Stem Cells

By Tracy Vence | December 16, 2013

Elaine Fuchs and Craig Venter touted the promise of stem cell research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.

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Like New Again

By Tracy Vence | November 11, 2013

Scientists show that reactivation of an RNA-binding protein in damaged adult tissues can lead to improved regeneration.

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Lab-Grown Hair Follicles

By Tracy Vence | October 22, 2013

Using molecular signatures of human dermal papilla cells grown in a 3-D environment, researchers generate new hair follicles using a patient’s own cells.

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A Hair-Raising Solution?

By Dan Cossins | September 1, 2013

In the long-fought battle against baldness, researchers are finally identifying molecular pathways that can be manipulated to generate new hair follicles.

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