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KNUH Hair Research Center
KNUH Hair Research Center
Hair-specific Genebank and Gene Chip
Research on Male-pattern Baldness
Development of hair growth promoter
Hair Cloning
KNUH Hair Research Center
Our research on hair began with two simple questions.

First, why do male sex hormones (androgens) cause the beard and moustache to grow but the hair on the top of the head to fall out? Second, why, in even severe baldness, does the hair on the sides and back of the head continue to grow while the hair on the top of the head falls out?

There are clear differences among the hairs in the beard and those on the top and in the back of the head. The differences result from gene expression. If those genes can be identified, the mechanism of androgenic alopecia can be explained, and new treatment modalities could be found.

We have worked to find the genes for baldness since early 1990s. At that time, we collaborated with the world renowned geneticist Dr. Victor A. McKusick, Johns Hopkins Medical School.
After a month, we received this response, “There’s good news and bad news. The bad news is that there is not one baldness gene rather, many genes are involved. It will be difficult to find all of them even in a lifetime of research. The good news is that because they would be difficult for anyone to find, you can enjoy researching this subject for your whole life.”

Many colleagues have asked us why we study hair rather than focusing on other serious, life-threatening diseases, such as cancer or cardiac disorders. While hair loss is not a life-threatening issue, it is a quality-of-life issue. We have seen that efficient, successful treatment based on solid research provides positive patient outcomes. Our continuing research in the area of hair loss has led us to the forefront of the field.
 
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