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High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth

Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.

Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.

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