HAIRLESS MICE MAY GIVE CLEW TO BALDNESS CURE (Nov, 1935)
HAIRLESS MICE MAY GIVE CLEW TO BALDNESS CURE
Just arrived in this country, a shipment of African “rhinoceros mice” may help scientists to find the cause of baldness and develop a cure. Although the strange rodents have whiskers like other mice, their bodies are devoid of hair. Experiments to determine the cause of this unusual characteristic are planned by Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute and Dr. W. E. Cassell of Harvard University. If the experimenters should succeed in growing hair on the mice, as reports indicate they may attempt, it is hoped that a similar treatment may be worked out which will cure baldness in human beings. Two of the mice are seen in the picture above.