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Dhouailly D. A new scenario for the evolutionary origin of hair, feather, and avian scales. J Anat. 2009 Apr;214(4):587-606.

Lehman JM, Laag E, Michaud EJ, Yoder BK. An essential role for dermal primary cilia in hair follicle morphogenesis. J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Feb;129(2):438-48. Epub 2008 Nov 6.

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Holbrook KA, Minami SI. Hair follicle embryogenesis in the human. Characterization of events in vivo and in vitro. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1991 Dec 26;642:167-96.

Jaks V, Barker N, Kasper M, van Es JH, Snippert HJ, Clevers H, Toftgård R. Lgr5 marks cycling, yet long-lived, hair follicle stem cells. Nat Genet. 2008 Nov;40(11):1291-9. Epub 2008 Oct 12.

Kloepper JE, Tiede S, Brinckmann J, Reinhardt DP, Meyer W, Faessler R, Paus R. Immunophenotyping of the human bulge region: the quest to define useful in situ markers for human epithelial hair follicle stem cells and their niche. Exp Dermatol. 2008 Jul;17(7):592-609.

Yi R, Poy MN, Stoffel M, Fuchs E. A skin microRNA promotes differentiation by repressing 'stemness'. Nature. 2008 Mar 13;452(7184):225-9. Epub 2008 Mar 2.

Fuchs E. Making the paper. Nature. 2008 Mar 13;452(7184):xii.

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Hair Loss

Hair Loss: Principles of Diagnosis and Management Alopecia
by Jerry Shapiro, MD of Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Blends clinical detail with the latest research and theories of pathogenesis. Complex issues are presented with photographs and photomicrographs included.

Hair Loss

Disorders of Hair Growth
Elise A. Olsen, MD

A comprehensive book on the subject of hair loss! Highly illustrated, with 250 new color photographs, this resource covers the basic science, diagnosis, and treatment of all problems related to hair. Conditions covered include childhood hair loss, excessive body hair, various types of adult balding, and loss due to medical conditions, trauma, and medications. The new Second Edition emphasizes various new diagnosis and treatment methods including popular, recently approved remedies.


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