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UCI study sheds light on regulation of hair growth across the entire body


July 11, 2017

To paraphrase the classic poem, no hair is an island entire of itself. Instead, University of California, Irvine (UCI), scientists have discovered that all hairs can communicate with each other and grow in coordination across the entire body. This is regulated by a single molecular mechanism that adjusts by skin region to ensure efficient hair growth--so no bald patches form--and enable distinct hair densities in different body areas. Full Story

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