Scientists have discovered an unexpected hair loss and aging factor. Northwestern University’s Dr. Yi observed hair follicle stem cells escaping the follicle, not dying in place.
When it comes to hair loss, understanding how and why hair follicles lose their function is the key to reversing balding and restoring hair growth. Research like Dr. Yi’s helps pinpoint ways in which our hair follicle stem cells can be used to intervene in a degenerative process that some people experience more than others.
Previously, it was generally accepted that the death of stem cells in the follicle caused hair loss. Using real-time, microscopic imaging of mice, Yi’s team of researchers observed stem cells altering their shape and moving out of holes in hair follicles. This observation led Dr. Yi to isolate 2 genes believed to be responsible for triggering the stem cells’ escape.
In the rapidly advancing hair restoration industry, next steps in research and development include interventions to keep stem cells in place, or refresh and replace them, targeting the root of hair loss.
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