Hair Transplants in Portland, Oregon. New Research into Hair Biology identifies gene associated with gray hair.

Turning gray is one thing, but losing your graying hair is a real problem. If you want to preserve your silver fox locks the Gabel Hair Restoration Center in Portland, Or is the place for you. Dr. Steven Gabel, founder and medical director of Gabel Hair Restoration Center, has been recognized internationally as a leader in the field of hair transplantation. If you’re worried about losing your hair, check out this new research that uncovers why we turn gray in the first place.

The study by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center has shown that, for the first time, Wnt signaling, already known to control many biological processes, can dictate hair color. The study, led by Mayumi Ito, PhD, assistant professor in the Ronald O. Pereleman Department of Dermatology at NYU Langone, was published in the June 11, 2011 issue of the journal Cell.

Researchers knew that hair follicle stem cells and pigment-producing melanocycte cells collaborate to produce colored hair, but the underlying reasons have not always been understood. The study suggests that the use of Wnt signaling may be a strategy for targeting pigmentation such as graying hair.

“The human body has many types of stem cells that have the potential to regenerate other organs,” said Dr. Ito. “The methods behind communication between stem cells of hair and color during hair replacement may give us important clues to regenerate complex organs containing many different types of cells.”

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