A single injection of small-protein compounds developed byscientists at ProCyte Corp. could be a boon to hair growth,according to studies presented recently at an annual conferenceof the New York Academy of Sciences.

Studies in mice showed that the compounds increased hairlength, the size and depth of hair follicles, and thickness of thesubcutaneous fat layer.

Procyte (NASDAQ:PRCY) of Kirkland, Wash., said thecompounds, called PC1031 and PC1038, are related to itsflagship compound, lamin. It is in Phase II clinical trials fortreating diabetic ulcers that are caused by poor bloodcirculation, which can lead to amputation. -- Rachel Nowak

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