UK research team – close to a treatment for baldness

The BBC have reported that a UK and US research study have released results stating they have moved a step closer to reversing receding hairlines after human hair was grown in the laboratory.

The scientists at the University of Durham, in the UK, and Columbia University Medical Centre, in the US have undertook a study where they are trying to reduce hair loss.

They were focussing on trying to actually grow new hairs. After six weeks of the study, new hair follicles formed in five out of the seven cases and some new tiny hairs began to form.
Prof Colin Jahoda, from Durham University, told the BBC a cure for baldness was possible but it was too soon for men to be hanging up the toupee.


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