Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 5 January 2005
Vol. 2005, Issue 1, p. nf1
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2005.1.nf1]


Gray Matters

Hair stem cells malfunction in old age

Mary Beckman

Abstract: Like antique soda dispensers that stand empty because factories that make glass bottles have crumbled, old hairs lose color because cells that manufacture the locks' pigment source vanish, new research shows. The results indicate that stem cells for pigment-makers die off, which causes hair to go gray.

Citation: M. Beckman, Gray Matters. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2005 (1), nf1 (2005).

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