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Yale Scientists Find Stem Cells That Tell Hair It’s Time to Grow

Published: September 1, 2011

New Haven, Conn. — Yale researchers have discovered the source of signals that trigger hair growth, an insight that may lead to new treatments for baldness.

The researchers identified stem cells within the skin's fatty layer and showed that molecular signals from these cells were necessary to spur hair growth in mice, according to research published in the Sept. 2 issue of the journal Cell.

It sometimes seems like a change in the wind causes hair to grow in mice... But seriously, can adipose derived stem cells hold an important key to treating hair loss? --Dr. Alan J. Bauman

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