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An animal shedding its coat at certain points of the year may involve the same science behind male-pattern baldness.
New research out of the University of Southern California found that not only is hair loss caused by the hormones in the hair follicles themselves, but also in the tissue surrounding the follicles. That is similar to animals that shed their coats, a routine occurrence triggered by the animals’ bodies.
â€œThe hair-follicle stem cell is not only listening to the voice in the stem cell, but also from the outside,â€ Cheng-Ming Chuong of University of Southern California and lead author of the study told MyHealthNewsDaily Wednesday at the meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology in Denver.
The research suggests that new treatment should focus on the tissue around the hair follicles instead of just the follicles themselves.
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