Thursday, October 24, 2013

Baldness soon a solution to the problem?

It took forty years of fruitless searches for finally seeing results ! On Monday, the report was unveiled by a team of Columbia University for research on baldness : they were able to regrow hair in the laboratory. Tremendous step forward for researchers.

Hair follicles
It is thanks to human cells reimplanted on mouse skin as the production of hair follicles was possible.
Dr. Angela Christino , professor of dermatology at Columbia University in New York and co -author of the study published in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Sciences ( PNAS ) , says " this method to develop a large number follicle cells using the papillary dermis from a hundred donors hair . " This technique could make the hair transplant available to both men and women.

Of research needed
Seven people have been testing for this search. After a few days of cultivation in the laboratory papillary cells , they have been inserted between the dermis and epidermis of a fragment of human skin and relocated on the backs of mice . In five of the seven tests, the transplant was able to produce new hair.

However, the study investigators advocate a continuation of the research for this technique can be tested in humans.

Source : Notice of PNAS, Monday, October 21, 2013

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