Baldness Cure? Patterned Hair Plucking Shown to Regrow Larger Amounts

April 12, 2015 9:15 PM

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Bacteria are known to use quorum sensing as a mechanism coordinate a number of behaviors including population density control, biofilm formation, virulence and antibiotic resistance. Quorum sensing occurs when bacteria secrete signaling molecules that bind to receptors that then activate the transcription of genes, which have a biological effect on the bacteria as an entire unit.

Chen and his colleagues initially hypothesized that a similar mechanism might be used by hair cells after the research team plucked 200 hairs from mice in a specific pattern within a confined area,” but more than 1,000 hairs grew back including hairs beyond the specific region. As Julia van Kessel, ...

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