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A Promising Baldness Breakthrough

15 years ago

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Posted on Mar 19, 2004, 7 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Baldness impacts millions of men and women, but now a new scientific breakthrough is promising to restore those lost locks. Researchers say they have grown hair on laboratory mice using stem cells. The study used so-called "blank slate" stem cells taken from one animal and put into another. Researchers say their work proves human hair follicles contain the stem cells that give most people a full head of hair.
Baldness impacts millions of men and women, but now a new scientific breakthrough is promising to restore those lost locks. Researchers say they have grown hair on laboratory mice using stem cells. The study used so-called "blank slate" stem cells taken from one animal and put into another. Researchers say their work proves human hair follicles contain the stem cells that give most people a full head of hair. They claim the procedure could be growing hair on human heads in five years from now. The study is published by the journal "Nature Bio Technology."
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/health/031504_hs_biotech_baldness.html

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