Baldness has been an issue since the dawn of humankind as most people tried to hide or correct the problem by using a variety of solutions, some more efficient than others. In the future, you won’t need to buy a hat or expensive regenerative shampoos as researchers may have uncovered a cure for baldness.
A team of researchers presented a new study during the summit of the International Society for Stem Cell Research, which took place earlier this week. The team claimed that results were quite impressive and bald persons will have the chance to sport beautiful locks.
The research involved a series of trials. The scientists collected human cells and grafted them on those of mice. After this stage was completed, they were attached to supports, which aimed to facilitate hair growth while also guiding it to rise straight up. When they placed them under the skin, they observed that hair began to appear.
Reliable baldness cure might soon become a reality, thanks to the new study
The revolutionary procedure could help millions of people from all over the world as baldness appears to be quite common in many countries. The method is quite efficient, offering an unlimited resource of dermal papilla obtained from human stem cells. The paper mentions that the researchers have managed to activate a specific pathway in the brain, which is usually used during the fetal stage when hair follicles appear.
A previous study which was elaborated by a team of researchers from New York claimed that they found a way to regrow hair even if the skin was damaged. In the case of the recent study, the researchers observed damaged skin encountered in laboratory mouse and harnessed the power of collagen-secreting cells known under the name of fibroblasts, which are quite important for the maintenance of a healthy hair.
By stimulating the pathway, the researchers observed hair regrowth in mice after four weeks. Within nine weeks, new hair roots and shaft structures were visible. The results were also published in a scientific journal.