In scientific first, IU researchers grow hairy skin in a dish -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

In scientific first, IU researchers grow hairy skin in a dish

08/01/2018

Image: hair follicles (red) grow radially out of spherical skin organoids and contain follicle-initiating dermal papilla cells (green cells) and hair shafts (cyan); Copyright: Jiyoon Lee/Karl Koehler

Lee et al. show that hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells in a 3-D cell culture system. The hair follicles (red) grow radially out of spherical skin organoids and contain follicle-initiating dermal papilla cells (green cells) and hair shafts (cyan).