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IIT scientists create mini-organs that mimic hair growth

PTI

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the process of hair growth, an advance that may help screen novel drugs for treating hair loss without using animal tests

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Scientists from IIT Delhi have developed a silk-based hydrogel that emulates the process of hair growth, an advance that may help screen novel drugs for treating hair loss without using animal tests.A study, published in the Journal of cellular physiology, shows how the three-dimensional mini organs can mimic the different stages of hair growth in humans. Hair loss is a common ailment, and can be stressful for the people experiencing it. A number of factors including genes, illness, trauma and surgeries can lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.

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