New Study Reveals How ‘Stuck’ Stem Cells Contribute to Hair Graying

A recent study conducted by researchers from NYU Grossman School of Medicine has found a link between aging and the graying of hair. The study focused on melanocyte stem cells (McSCs), which play a crucial role in hair color maintenance. The research revealed that as people age, increasing numbers of McSCs become trapped in a specific compartment of the hair follicle called the bulge. These cells fail to mature and do not travel back to their original location, resulting in a loss of pigment production. The findings provide new insights into the mechanisms behind graying hair and offer potential avenues for reversing or preventing this process.


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