Real cure for baldness?
USC stem cell scientists developing a new cure-all for baldness....
What if the cure for baldness and hair loss was inside a petri dish?
Imagine if we could actually grow those lost hair follicles and strands found in your bathroom sink.
Is this science fiction or just a matter of time?
The first and most significant step was recently developed by USC researchers in the lab. Scientists just created skin with hair follicles from stem cells which they were able to transplant on a host mouse. Hair production actually took place.
Dr. Cheng-Ming Chuong, professor of pathology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is the senior advisor. His team of researchers discovered a method to grow hair follicles in vitro in the lab.
According to the research they were "able to generate hair by uncovering the major molecular events necessary for the growth of skin and fostering it in adult shaved mice.
"Many aging individuals do not grow hair well, because adult cells lose their regenerative ability. But with our new findings, we are able to make adult mouse cells produce hair again," says Dr. Chuong."
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The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
The Research did not indicate when or of it would be possible to do this in humans. But fortunately for our furry friends they will never have to worry about losing their hair.
As for the rest of us humans we suggest early intervention with a Help Hair clinic and using the Help Hair products
on a regular basis.