“P” is for Pluck a Peck of Hair

As I grow old

my hair grows bold

From out of nowhere hair is there

I  pick & pluck the pesky hair

anywhere from lip to neck

I pluck a bushel and a peck

Then absently I rub my chin

another hair has grown in!

Some are white, others black

sharp as a nail, small as a tack

Where was I when they grew back?

"she has nothing to complain about"
“She has NOTHING to complain about”

Maybe this research shows why chin hair keeps growing in thicker and more luxuriant?  (With a low density pluck I might have more luck)

Plucking hairs may be a good solution to baldness

“. . .  plucking 200 hairs in a particular density and pattern can generate 1.200 hairs to grow . . . “

“From a circular patch of mouse skin the investigators plucked 200 hairs. The circle had a medium density of 5mm in diameter. Scientist also tried low-density pluck (6mm circle), but the regeneration did not occur. In higher density pluck they tried extracting the same number of hairs from a patch of 4mm but only 780 new hairs grew.”

“Neither pulling out all the hairs was useful. All the hairs grew back but there were no extra hairs.  So the best results were obtained when the circles had diameters between 3 and 5mm. This led to a regeneration between 450 and 1.300 hairs.”

“The mechanism behind their pluck-to-thicken method is called “quorum sensing,” or how a system responds to targeted stimuli that affects select members.”

“. . .  the immune cells secrete molecules that, in large numbers signal both the plucked and un-plucked follicles to grow hair.”

 http://www.apextribune.com/plucking-all-your-hairs-may-be-a-good-solution-to-baldness/23462/

“The team of researchers was led by Cheng-Ming Chuong, Principal Investigator, University of Southern California Stem Cell and their research was based on the “quorum sensing” principle.”

The underlying principle of “quorum sensing” is what the regenerative process relies on. “Quorum sensing” refers at the way in which a system responds to a stimuli which only affect some of the member, not all of them.”

"Things were nicer when I was a GUINE PIG"A judy rat
“She should have saved this for  a letter “Q” post . . .”
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