hair follicle

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a small tubular cavity containing the root of a hair

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Anti-cancer drugs used in chemotherapy often cause hair loss because they target rapidly dividing cells - a defining characteristic of cancer cells and normal cells in the hair follicle.
Researchers in America have identified a molecule that switches on the formation of hair follicles in mice.
The research is the first demonstration that hair follicles can be grown in cultures of stem cells.
Disrupting the CXXC5-Dishevelled interaction with a competitor peptide activated the Wnt/[beta]-catenin pathway and accelerated hair regrowth and wound-induced hair follicle neogenesis,' an excerpt from the paper 'Targeting of CXXC5 by a Competing Peptide Stimulates Hair Re-growth and Wound-Induced Hair Neogenesis' read.
Sebaceous glands are attached to hair follicles and lubricate the hair and the skin to stop it drying out.
Lead scientist Dr Michael Rosenblum, from the University of California at San Francisco, US, said: "Our hair follicles are constantly recycling: when a hair falls out, the whole hair follicle has to grow back.
In telogen, we could not separate the primary and secondary hair follicles because of hair follicle degradation.
announced today a partnership to develop technologies and products for treating alopecia (hair loss) through the regeneration of hair follicles.
Skin is an established tissue source for cell based therapy, now the hair follicle has also been proved as a tissue source for cell based therapy.
As a person ages, exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation compromises the regenerative capacity of hair follicle stem cells.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study found.
RepliCel has patents issued for hair follicle mesenchymal stem cells and their usage in Japan, the US, Australia and the EU.
Washington, April 2 ( ANI ): Researchers have showed how hair growth activated fat tissue growth in the skin below the hair follicle could lead to the development of a cream to dissolve fat.
All of the lesions showed abortive/immature hair follicles characterized by cords of undifferentiated basaloid cells resembling the embryonic stages of hair follicle.
Hair follicle stem cells, the tissue-specific adult stem cells that generate the hair follicles, are also the cells of origin for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, a common skin cancer.