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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.