Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
In mice, the fight-or-flight response overactivates the cells, causing a drop in their numbers, which leads to loss of hair color.
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells
Stress Turns Hair Gray By Depleting Pigment-Producing Stem Cells

In mice, the fight-or-flight response overactivates the cells, causing a drop in their numbers, which leads to loss of hair color.

In mice, the fight-or-flight response overactivates the cells, causing a drop in their numbers, which leads to loss of hair color.

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