Stem cells coaxed into growing hair

Scientists have coaxed stem cells into growing hair for the first time, it has been revealed.

Currently, if men affected by baldness are unhappy about their appearance they are limited to choosing between a comb-over, a toupee or a transplant.  But within a decade, advances in stem cell science could help them to regrow their own hair where it has been lost.

The breakthrough could also lead to new treatments for other conditions, such as alopecia, in which hair is lost in patches.  Writing in the journal Nature, the scientists described how they had shown that adult mammals are able to grow new hair follicles.

Source:  Daily Mail 


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