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Hairy moles may provide an antidote for baldness

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE
                                Maksim Plikus, Ph.D., professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine, left, and UC Irvine School of Biological Science doctoral researcher Yingzi Liu, M.D., Ph.D., have discovered a protein that turns on dormant hair follicles so they grow hair again. The image behind them shows a 3D view of the skin of a mouse that was genetically modified to grow hair excessively, which then also grew additional hair that was unlocked in the process.
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ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER / TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICE

Maksim Plikus, Ph.D., professor of developmental and cell biology at the University of California, Irvine, left, and UC Irvine School of Biological Science doctoral researcher Yingzi Liu, M.D., Ph.D., have discovered a protein that turns on dormant hair follicles so they grow hair again. The image behind them shows a 3D view of the skin of a mouse that was genetically modified to grow hair excessively, which then also grew additional hair that was unlocked in the process.