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Help bald ... mouse

October 4 2005
08:10

Gene, which regulates hair growth, simply called "Bald." To explore its nature, the researchers conducted a study on a completely hairless mice, whose "Bald" gene not. These mice are born with normal fur, but after he disappears, never grows back.

Genetically modifying the hairless mice to produce a "bald" protein in certain cells of the hair follicle, scientists have ensured that the fur still grew.

Although hair growth in mice and humans is similar, baldness, caused by mutations, "the Bald" of the gene - a rare genetic disorder that is not directly related to the common types of baldness, such as men's.

However, understanding the mechanisms by which hair grows again, can help researchers figure out how and what causes hair loss, according to MIGnews.com.ua

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