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Why So Much Hair Loss As We Grow Older? Well, Some of Our Hair Stem Cells Turn to Skin

Mar 2, 2016 1:00:31 PM / by Dalia Gaddis posted in epidermal cells, hair follicles, Alopecia, collagen, Innovation, research

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Researchers discover a type of collagen in stem cells that can reduce age related hair loss.

Alopecia, or hair loss, is a very common condition that affects about 40% of men at age of 35 and 40% of women at the age of 60. While several reasons trigger hair loss, the most common cause is aging. Current treatments available are not very effective and focus mainly on preventing more hair loss rather than re-growing lost hair. The psychological and emotional effects of hair loss are dramatic and play a big role in how individuals view themselves. Thus, finding more effective treatments or understanding the mechanisms behind hair loss would be beneficial.

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