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Yale Study Shows Topical Ruxolitinib Grows Hair

December 9, 2015

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Topical Ruxolitinib Helps Teen Grow Hair

A new study from Yale University reveals that a topical formulation of an oral medication used to treat bone marrow diseases can be used to grow hair. A young woman who had no scalp or eyebrow hair for years now enjoys a full mane after using a novel cream devised by researchers at Yale School […]

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Scientists Show That Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

October 26, 2015

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New Research Shows That Blocking Enzymes in Hair Follicles Promotes Hair Growth

New research from Columbia University reveals that inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles restores hair growth. The research is published in the online edition of Science Advances. In experiments with mouse and human hair follicles, Angela M. Christiano, PhD, and colleagues found that drugs that inhibit the Janus kinase (JAK) family of enzymes […]

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FDA Approved Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

June 24, 2014

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Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth

Using an existing FDA-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis called tofacitinib citrate, a man with alopecia universalis has grown a full head of hair, eyebrows and eyelashes, as well as facial, armpit, and other hair. A man with almost no hair on his body has grown a full head of it after a novel treatment by […]

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Hair Restoration Method Generates New Human Hair Growth

October 21, 2013

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New Hair Restoration Method Can Generate New Human Hair Growth

A new hair restoration method developed by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center is the first to induce new human hair growth. New York, New York — Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have devised a hair restoration method that can generate new human hair growth, rather than simply redistribute hair from one part […]

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Study Points to a Way to Treat Wounds and Grow Hair

June 4, 2013

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Growth Factor Fgf9 Triggers Hair Growth after Injury

A newly published study reveals that the overexpression of growth factor Fgf9 in a mouse model increases the number of new hair follicles produced during the wound healing process, providing a better understanding of hair regeneration and the potential therapeutic uses for people with hair disorders. Philadelphia – Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine […]

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Blind Golden Moles Have a Blue-Green Iridescent Sheen, a Rare Example in Mammals

February 13, 2012

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Golden moles, mammals forming the family of Chrysochloridae, which taxonomically is distinct from true moles but to which they resemble due to species convergence, are a small, insectivorous family of burrowing mammals native to southern Africa. It was recently discovered that they have a blue green sheen to their coats, which is a rare example […]

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Hairy People Better at Catching Bedbugs

December 16, 2011

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Hairy People Better at Catching Bedbugs

Here’s some news that will make you think about throwing out your razor and giving up waxing. People with lots of body hair are better at detecting bedbugs than their less hirsute peers. 29 brave souls (10 females and 19 males) volunteered for the bedbug experiment and were rewarded by having one arm shaved and […]

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