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Anti-Stress Treatment Helps Bald Mice Grow Hair


According to a report published in the online journal PLoS, astressin-B, a substance that causes bald mice to re-grow hair can be used as an anti-stress treatment.

In a joint effort with the California based Salk Institute and UCLA, the Veterans Administration attempted to determine the impact of stress on gastrointestinal function. To achieve this, they conducted research with mutant mice that were genetically altered to produce excess stress-generating hormones. This substance, in turn, made their hair white and left their backs bald.

The mice were injected five days per week with the astressin-B compound, whose purpose was blocking the effect of the stress hormone.

Three months after measuring the impact of the treatment on the intestinal track, the discovery that it was helping the mice re-grow hair was made.

"Our findings show that a short-duration treatment with this compound causes an astounding long-term hair re-growth in chronically stressed mutant mice," the UCLA researcher Million Mulugueta, one of the authors of the study, said.

In order to ensure that their results were accurate, the researchers conducted their experiments several times.

More analysis needs to be conducted to determine whether the treatment would have the same results for humans.

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