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Goosebumps, Hair Growth, & Wound Healing?

Woman with goosebumps overlooking a mountain range

When you get out of the lake, do you get goosebumps from being cold? For animals with thick fur, the tiny muscles in hair follicles pull hair upright and help keep them warm. While humans are less furry, scientists are looking at how the mechanism that produces goosebumps may help prevent hair loss and heal skin wounds. For more info, visit NIH at
https://www.nih.gov/news-events/nih-research-matters/what-goosebumps-are .

Posted on: August 22nd, 2020