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Damage Scalp, Cure Baldness?

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Date: May 16, 2007 - 12:24 PM
Intriguing stuff: could it be possible to trick bald heads into regrowing hair?

When the researchers added Wnt proteins - signalling molecules usually involved in embryonic development - the number of follicles doubled and the skin healed with less scarring. This suggests that wound healing may trigger an embryonic state in skin, says Cotsarelis. Surprisingly, the new follicles originate from stem cells that are not usually involved in creating hair follicles.

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