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  1. Banishing Baldness?

    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

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  2. Quick Test May Help Spot Male Hair Loss

    June 16, 2008 -- A simple, 60-second hair count test may help men tell the difference between normal hair loss and problem hair loss that may be a sign of male pattern baldness. A new study suggests that counting the hairs lost after 60 seconds of combing or brushing is a reliable method for assessi

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  3. Gene Clue May Spur New Baldness Drugs

    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.   T

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  4. Coaxing New Hair Follicles to Grow

    May 16, 2007 -- It may be possible to grow new hair follicles, according to scientists studying mice. The scientists -- who included George Cotsarelis, MD, associate professor of dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania -- report their findings in Nature. They noticed that in lab tests, adult m

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  5. Gene Glitch May Up Inherited Hair Loss

    Nov. 9, 2006 -- Glitches in the LIPH gene may cause inherited hair loss, a study shows. The study, published in Science, doesn't blame hair loss solely on the LIPH gene. People can lose their hair for many reasons, and other genes may also be involved. Still, the LIPH gene stood out in a hair-loss s

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  6. Hair Loss? It May Be Iron Deficiency

    May 17, 2006 - If you're losing hair, you may have an iron deficiency. A review of 40 years of research shows that iron deficiency has a much closer link to hair loss than most doctors realize. It may be the key to restoring hair growth, Cleveland Clinic dermatologists find. "We believe that treatme

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  7. Drug May Fight Women's Hair Loss, Too

    March 20, 2006 -- Propecia, a drug used to treat male hair loss, may help fix women's hair loss when taken with birth control pills, a new study shows. The study included 37 premenopausal women with female-pattern hair loss (thinning hair) who took Propecia and birth control pills for a year. Hair l

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  8. Experimental Gene Therapy Grows Hair

    Sept. 26, 2005 -- If you're hair-impaired, a new finding about mice offers hope for rejuvenating barren hair follicles. The finding comes from the Johns Hopkins University lab of Catherine C. Thompson, PhD. Thompson and colleagues wondered exactly why mice lacking the Hairless gene are, well, hairle

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  9. Blame Male Pattern Baldness on Mom?

    May 27, 2005 -- Mothers may unwittingly put their sons on the path to baldness. Chalk it up to genetics, says European researchers. They include Markus Nöthen, a genomics professor at Germany's University of Bonn. Nöthen and colleagues say they've found a gene variation that may explain some cases o

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  10. Hair Stem Cells Not Just for Baldness

    March 28, 2005 -- Stem cells from hair follicles can give rise to new nerve cells, researchers report. The finding could lead to a new, accessible source of stem cells for therapeutic uses, they report. Stem cells have drawn a lot of attention, as they can develop various kinds of cells in the right

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