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Scientists find new ways to treat hair loss and restore hair


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Stem cell therapies and molecules to reactivate dormant hair follicles can combat pattern hair loss.

Inhibiting JAK-STAT in mouse resting hair follicles reawakened those dormant hair follicles.

New type of immune cells called trichophages produce Oncostatin M to keep follicles dormant.

Generated human hair follicles in a dish, in a 3D printed natural microenvironment.

Can lead to cultured hair farms that can be transplanted to patient’s scalp and also to test drugs.

Two studies by Columbia University published in Cell Stem Cell and Nature Communications.

Cultured hair farms can be used to replace lost hair and to test hair growth drugs

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Angela Christiano

Richard and Mildred Rhodebeck Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Genetics & Development.

Cell Stem Cell

Scientific journal covering stem cell biology.

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

Etienne Wang

Consultant Dermatologist at National Skin Centre

Hasan Erbil Abaci

Assistant Professor at Department of Dermatology at Columbia University.

Nature Communications

Journal covering all topics in physics, chemistry, and biology.