Medical research

The bald truth—altered cell divisions cause hair thinning

Hair grows from stem cells residing in hair follicles. During aging, the capability of hair follicles to grow hair is successively lost, leading to hair thinning and ultimately hair loss. In a new study, researchers from ...

Biomedical technology

3D lab skin for chemicals testing, research and repair

A model system that recreates full-thickness human skin should allow more effective testing of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, while avoiding the need for animal tests. The system effectively models the development, cellular ...

Medical research

A recipe for regenerating bioengineered hair

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have discovered a recipe for continuous cyclical regeneration of cultured hair follicles from hair follicle stem cells.

Medical research

Fine-tuning stem cell metabolism prevents hair loss

A team of researchers from Cologne and Helsinki has discovered a mechanism that prevents hair loss: hair follicle stem cells, essential for hair to regrow, can prolong their life by switching their metabolic state in response ...

Medical research

Researchers identify microRNA that shows promise for hair regrowth

Researchers from North Carolina State University have identified a microRNA (miRNA) that could promote hair regeneration. This miRNA—miR-218-5p—plays an important role in regulating the pathway involved in follicle regeneration, ...

Medical research

The real reason behind goosebumps

If you've ever wondered why we get goosebumps, you're in good company—so did Charles Darwin, who mused about them in his writings on evolution. Goosebumps might protect animals with thick fur from the cold, but we humans ...

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