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Hair Follicle Regeneration - A Review

 While hair loss affects a growing number of people worldwide, the limited efficacy and side effects suffered following current treatment approaches have fostered the search for alternative therapeutic solutions. Much hope lies in hair follicle bioengineering (the development of functional hair follicles from an expanded population of hair‐inductive cells); however, human follicle neogenesis with patient-derived cells remains unreported. In the hope of driving this field forward, researchers led by Ana Rita Castro and Elsa Logarinho (Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal) provide a review on cell‐based hair follicle tissue engineering that systematically compiles emerging strategies and disclosing those obstacles that limit translation into the clinics. For all the details, see STEM CELLS Translational Medicine now!