Scientists: We Are a ‘Step Closer’ to Baldness Cure

Scientists were able to grow hair by clumping hair tissue cells together

   

A team of British and American scientists have made some headway in getting rid of baldness in humans once and for all.

BBC reports that the scientists were able to create new hairs from tissue samples — a technique that could eventually get rid of baldness. Scientists — who published their findings in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences — hope that they can one day be able to effectively reverse receding hairlines by growing hair in the lab but there is still much work to be done.

In the past, tissue taken from the root of human hair has transformed the cells into skin instead of hair. However, scientists found that by clumping the cell together into ‘3D spheroids,’ the cells would regrow as tiny hairs. Nevertheless, there is still much work to be done to ensure that artificial hair growth does not have any dangerous side effects.


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