Snippet from the article:
A hat may no longer be the only answer for baldness. Researchers at Yale University have found new clues to the causes of hair loss in the fatty skin cells of mice.
Studying cells from the fatty layer, the researchers found that signals from these fat cells were needed to stimulate the stem cells at the base of hair follicles, which are dormant in baldness. These cells could help scientists identify how to treat hair loss in humans.
â€œThe fat cells are important for hair growth. If they’re not there, the hair won’t grow,â€ said Valerie Horsley, the lead author of the study.
Horsley said her team will now work on identifying the cells in humans that do the same thing.
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It’s another mice study, but it’s at least a place to start. As the article points out, hopefully it’ll lead to new discoveries not only for hair loss, but wound healing and skin tumors.