Source of New Hair (IMAGE) Columbia University Irving Medical Center Caption The source of new hair: For the first time, researchers have been able to take human dermal papilla cells (those inside the base of human hair follicles) and use them to create new hairs. Credit Claire Higgins/Christiano Lab at Columbia University Medical Center Usage Restrictions For use in the context of this research news. License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.