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Hairless Man Grows Full Head Of Hair In Yale Arthritis Drug Trial [YAAAAAY!}
boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 19, 2014 11:04 AM | Staff

Posted on 06/19/2014 10:36:41 AM PDT by Red Badger

BOSTON (CBS) – Scientists at Yale may have discovered quite the off-label use for an FDA-approved arthritis drug.

During a trial, which stretched for eight months, a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug. He reported no noticeable side effects.

The patient was suffering from a rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis, which has no cure or approved long term treatment.

The disease causes the loss of almost all body hair.

According to scientists involved in the trial, the patient also grew eyebrows, eyelashes, and facial, armpit, and other hair.

“The results are exactly what we hoped for,” said Brett A. King, M.D., assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine and senior author of a paper reporting the results online June 18 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. “This is a huge step forward in the treatment of patients with this condition. While it’s one case, we anticipated the successful treatment of this man based on our current understanding of the disease and the drug. We believe the same results will be duplicated in other patients, and we plan to try.”

The drug, called tofacitinib citrate has also been used successfully for treating psoriasis.

King has submitted a proposal for a clinical trial involving the drug.

(Photos courtesy Yale University)


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bald; cure; hair
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There's hope........................
1 posted on 06/19/2014 10:36:41 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger
any negative aftereffects??
2 posted on 06/19/2014 10:38:54 AM PDT by ealgeone (obama, borderof)
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To: Red Badger
There's hope........................

Hair is a waste of hormones!

3 posted on 06/19/2014 10:39:43 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: ealgeone

He reported no noticeable side effects.

However he now has shampoo and barbershop costs..................


4 posted on 06/19/2014 10:40:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

If this proves out, it’s going to be a goldmine.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 10:40:22 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Red Badger

There’s hope........................


No, there’s Antarctica...


6 posted on 06/19/2014 10:40:43 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Menehune56

It’s already on the market and approved for arthritis treatment................


7 posted on 06/19/2014 10:42:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger
...a 25-year-old man with almost no hair on his body grew a full head following treatment with the drug.

What did he have before? What? A half of a head, 1/4 of a head, no head at all?

FMCDH(BITS)

8 posted on 06/19/2014 10:42:28 AM PDT by nothingnew (Hemmer and MacCullum are the worst on FNC)
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To: cuban leaf

I had an Aunt Artica.
She was very cold....................


9 posted on 06/19/2014 10:43:33 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Menehune56

I actually use an Arbonne product that I’ve used since around 2003. In 1997, I was 43 and my kids were starting to laugh at a bald spot I was aquiring in the usual place. I’m now 60 and my hair looks like an early picture of one of the Beatles.

It costs about $29 a bottle and lasts roughly 18 months, and is absurdly easy to use (just like a cream rinse in the shower after shampooing).

It matters to me because one of my hobbies is playing and singing in country and classic rock bands.


10 posted on 06/19/2014 10:43:42 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: nothingnew

Two heads are better than none...................


11 posted on 06/19/2014 10:44:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

Wonder if the hair grows just where it’s “supposed to” or over 100% of the body surface?

The latter could be a bit inconvenient.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 10:44:16 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

He could wind up looking like a gorilla?.....................


13 posted on 06/19/2014 10:45:49 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: cuban leaf

Pictures are required!


14 posted on 06/19/2014 10:46:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Red Badger

The down side is now Rosy Palms is Harry Palms and he can play baseball catcher his hands are so hairy.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 10:48:41 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: ealgeone

No negative after affects providing you don’t mind singing soprano.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 10:51:03 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: Red Badger
Don't take too much.
17 posted on 06/19/2014 10:51:21 AM PDT by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: TurboZamboni

I actually worked with a guy whose name was Harry Bunn. He was a junior level domo whose job was to send out a lot of engineering releases, so there was a constant stream of emails from Harry Bunn.


18 posted on 06/19/2014 10:51:26 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: ealgeone

Beautiful Girls keep annoying you by wanting to run their fingers through your new hair, and sometimes the girls don’t even ask you first, they just do it. Then they want to take a Selfie phone pic of the event. Then they start sending you other pictures they’ve taken of themselves.


19 posted on 06/19/2014 10:51:31 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: cuban leaf

What’s the product?

I have a doctor appointment in two weeks.


20 posted on 06/19/2014 10:51:52 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: JPG

Oh my!


21 posted on 06/19/2014 10:52:01 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: ealgeone

“any negative aftereffects?? “

Howling at the moon. Ripping bodices off young ladies. Waking up covered with blood. Not remembering what you did last night. It’ll be similar to tequila.


22 posted on 06/19/2014 10:53:47 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Pictures are required!


All I can say is that anyone that hears this and then sees the top back of my head today wants to know how to get that stuff.

I have always wanted to try it on one of my mostly bald friends, but it would be rude to bring it up.

BTW, it’s REALLY good for women who are losing their hair as they get older. My wife started using it first and her stylist asked what was with all the new growth. So I started using it and my hair lady asked me the same question. When I told her, she ordered six bottles for some of her other customers. :-D


23 posted on 06/19/2014 10:53:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: lee martell

I shave my head twice a week and I’ve been astonished at the number of women, complete strangers mind you, who ask to rub my head. It makes Mrs L chuckle every time.


24 posted on 06/19/2014 10:54:21 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Vendome

http://www.arbonne.com/products/not-so-basic/hair/revitalizer.asp

I confess I don’t know what it would do for a guy that started losing his hair by the time he turned 21, but it worked dramatically for both me and my wife.


25 posted on 06/19/2014 10:55:37 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Gen.Blather

Give me some of that!


26 posted on 06/19/2014 10:56:24 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The media must be defeated any way it can be done.)
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To: cuban leaf

Thnx

Are you and your wife distributors?

Might as well buy from Freepers.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 11:03:02 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Red Badger

I understand from Star Wars this is how Wookies got their start.


28 posted on 06/19/2014 11:07:15 AM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: nascarnation

I used to work a job long ago with Buffy Butz.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 11:07:22 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Menehune56

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Someone’s just hit the jackpot.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 11:07:57 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Red Badger

But does the drug work on men who have inherited male pattern baldness?


31 posted on 06/19/2014 11:08:55 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: ealgeone

Well, he has to shave his palms now, but I’d say it was worth it.


32 posted on 06/19/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: nothingnew

33 posted on 06/19/2014 11:10:45 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lee martell
Hai Karate was a cheap aftershave that was marketed as being so effective in attracting women, it came with instructions on self-defense.
34 posted on 06/19/2014 11:12:47 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: Red Badger

“It’s already on the market and approved for arthritis treatment..”

Time to ask my doc to switch my arthritis drugs!


35 posted on 06/19/2014 11:12:55 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Good question. I presume further clinical trials will be needed. If it does work on inherited MPB, sign me up!


36 posted on 06/19/2014 11:13:10 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: cuban leaf

Amazon is almost sold out....


37 posted on 06/19/2014 11:18:38 AM PDT by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Red Badger

I suppose I should feel guilty for shaving my head from the unruly mess that is my hair anything past 1/8 of an inch. If I could donate it to someone I would.


38 posted on 06/19/2014 11:21:59 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Menehune56

It’s a treatment for a rare form of baldness. The fact it is already approved for arthritis is good news because there would not be enough money in it to just treat alopecia.


39 posted on 06/19/2014 11:23:14 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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To: Menehune56

Nobama will not allow this!


40 posted on 06/19/2014 11:28:54 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Red Badger
Rush Limbaugh said (as he got the ear implant surgery for his second ear this year) that it would take a cure for baldness to cure the cause of his deafness (hair follicles in his ear).
41 posted on 06/19/2014 11:34:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Good question...................


42 posted on 06/19/2014 11:34:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ve got more ear hairs growing than there are cornstalks in Indiana.

I wonder if I can donate....


43 posted on 06/19/2014 11:37:05 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: ealgeone

tofacitinib citrate - XELJANZ ( pronounced zel-jans ) is the first in a new class of treatments for moderate to severe RA. Called a Janus-associated kinase (JAK) inhibitor, it helps to reduce common RA symptoms such as joint pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Serious infections. XELJANZ can lower the ability of your immune system to fight infections. Some people have serious infections while taking XELJANZ, including tuberculosis (TB), and infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that can spread throughout the body. Some people have died from these infections. Your healthcare provider should test you for TB before starting XELJANZ, and monitor you closely for signs and symptoms of TB infection during treatment. You should not start taking XELJANZ if you have any kind of infection unless your healthcare provider tells you it is okay.
Before starting XELJANZ, tell your healthcare provider if you:

I’ll pass.


44 posted on 06/19/2014 11:37:38 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Lurker

Kojack (Telly Savalas) used to say the same thing. So maybe that Bald Mystique is not a myth after all.


45 posted on 06/19/2014 11:37:56 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: cuban leaf

Thinning hair bookmark.


46 posted on 06/19/2014 11:43:41 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: dangerdoc
Yes, this article indicates that a cure has finally been found for the rare, highly visible disease known as alopecia universalis

Now, as soon as they've found a cure for regular, ol' alopecia, I'll be interested.

Regards,

47 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:04 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Red Badger

Soon, you’ll be drinking a Pina Colada at Trader Vic’s.


48 posted on 06/19/2014 11:52:22 AM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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Never been to London............


49 posted on 06/19/2014 11:55:35 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: alexander_busek

You and me both brother.


50 posted on 06/19/2014 11:57:41 AM PDT by dangerdoc ((this space for rent))
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