Hair-Raising Discovery

By: AP
By: AP

New hope this morning for people suffering from hair loss.
Researchers are closer to a cure for baldness.
American and British scientists say they've come up with a way to grow new hair, from a person's skin cells.
Hair follicles could be grown in the lab for transplantation, particularly for women who may not have enough donor hair.
They could be added to skin grafts for burn victims, even injected directly into the scalp to treat receding hairlines.
Scientists say more research is needed before beginning human trials.
The discovery also opens up a whole new field for drug research.
Because hair follicles couldn't previously be grown in a lab, drug companies have had no way to test new pharmaceuticals to treat hair loss.
This discovery changes all of that.


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