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

'Smart' cartilage cells programmed to release drugs when stressed

Working to develop new treatments for osteoarthritis, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have genetically engineered cartilage to deliver an anti-inflammatory drug in response to activity ...

Medical research

Molecular switch controls ability to repair hearing loss in mice

In a study in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have found a molecular switch that turns off the animal's ability to repair damaged cells in the inner ear. The findings shed light on regenerative abilities that are ...

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 ...

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