Stem cells could help beat baldness

  • January 5, 2011 | Louis

    My hair shows no signs of thinning yet, but bald men should take hope from a new study that shows stem cells could be key to restoring a full set of hair.

    Scientists found the same number of stem cells in bald and hairy scalps. However, in bald areas there were fewer of the mature stem cells that are responsible for hair production.

    The researchers say if they can find a way of reactivating stem cells in the scalp they could banish baldness for good.

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