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Here’s something that’ll make cancer patients want to whip their hair: there may be hope for those fearing hair loss as a side effect of chemotherapy. In a study performed with mice, researchers were able to use a hair-promoting protein to prevent fur loss after mice were dosed with a common chemotherapy agent. There are actually already treatments that address this side effect—like cooling caps which prevent chemo drugs from getting to the scalp—but they come with varying effectiveness rates so another option would be welcome. Again, the study was in mice, so human trials probably aren’t in the immediate future, but let’s not split hairs—this is cool.

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