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    A CURE FOR BALDNESS? SCIENTISTS FIND PROTEIN THAT BLOCKS HAIR LOSS

    Could balding be prevented or even cured? South Korean scientists say they have found what they believe could be the next big step in preventing human baldness, and even growing hair back.
    The scientists at Choi Kang-yeol of Yonsei University in Seoul discovered that when a certain protein, CXXC5, binds to another protein called “Dishevelled,” the combination restricts hair growth and wound regeneration.
    In their study, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, they showed that they could prevent CXXC5 from binding to Dishevelled by adding a specially devised biochemical agent that blocks CXXC5. Without the binding between CXXC5 and Dishevelled, mice did not lose their hair, and bald mice even grew it back.
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