Volume 90 Issue 15 | p. 34 | Concentrates
Issue Date: April 9, 2012

One Molecule Makes Stem Cells Grow Hair ...

Protein spurs stem cells to self-renew and grow new hair
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: stem cells, hair follicles

We’ve all found hairs where they shouldn’t be or hoped hair would grow where it doesn’t. Now there’s a molecule to blame. Researchers led by Elaine Fuchs at Rocke­feller University, in New York City, have discovered that a protein called Tbx1 helps hair follicle stem cells remain self-renewing, a characteristic that means the stem cells can continue to spawn the production of new hairs (Nature, DOI: . . .

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