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Hair Growth Signal Dictated by Fat Cells

RogerRoast (1914292) writes | more than 2 years ago

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RogerRoast (1914292) writes "According to an article published in the journal Cell, molecular signals from fat cell (adipocyte) precursors under the skin are necessary to spur hair growth in mice. Yale researchers report in the paper that these cells produce molecules called PDGF (platelet derived growth factors), which are necessary to produce hair growth. The discovery of the source of signals that trigger hair growth may lead to new treatments for baldness. The trick is in getting adipocyte precursors under the skin to talk to stem cells at the base of the hair follicles."

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Fat and Bald? (1)

WrongSizeGlass (838941) | more than 2 years ago | (#37310624)

Being fat and being bald may be related? If that were the case I would be both fat and bald .... oh, wait, never mind.
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