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Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified the specific T cells responsible for attacking the hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have tested an FDA-approved drug - ruxolitinib - that blocked these attacking immune cells and restored hair growth in a small number of patients.
For full CUMC article.Results of the research appear in the August 17th online issue of Nature Medicine
Individuals interested in alopecia areata trials please complete the online survey and visit http://www.dermatology.columbia.edu/research/clinical_trials.html for more information on upcoming trials.
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