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A cure for baldness ? Researchers develop method for growing new human hair

Scientists in the U.S. and Britain may have taken a huge leap forward in finding a cure for baldness – one that may be available in the clinical setting within a few years.For the first time, researchers at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City and the University of Durham have generated new hair follicles that grow human hair. According to lead researcher Angela Christiano, associate professor of molecular dermatology at Columbia, this discovery has the potential to “revolutionize” the medical treatment of hair loss.The technique involved harvesting cells from the base of a human hair follicle, called the dermal papillae.  These cells were cloned in the laboratory and then implanted into human skin grafted to the back of a mouse.Researchers used cells harvested from hair follicle samples of seven human donors.  In five of the seven cases, the skin grafted to the mouse grew new hair.It should be a short step from testing this technique on rodent models to conducting exper...

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