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This Common Drug Can Cure Baldness (Yale Univ. Study)
Nature World News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Brian Stallard

Posted on 06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT by Innovative

According to Yale University scientists, this new novel treatment option was crafted as a way to treat alopecia universalis - a disease that leaves its victims almost entirely bare of hair. The university reports that the results of experimental testing on a 25-year-old male patient mark the first successful targeted treatment of this disease in medical history.

King is the senior author of a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that details this success.

According to the study, the male study participant was placed on a daily regimen of 10 mg of tofacitinib citrate - a preexisting FDA-approved drug for rheumatoid arthritis.

After two months, the patient had grown scalp and facial hair. After eight months of treatment, the patient had experienced "full regrowth of hair" including eyebrows and eye lashes.

Yet, the authors warn that people who are experiencing natural hair follicle loss would not see the same effects from this treatment. Alopecia universalis is caused by an unusual immune system attack on hair follicles, and tofacitinib appears to turn off this reaction without impacting standard function of the immune cells.

(Excerpt) Read more at natureworldnews.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: alopeciauniversalis; arthritis; ayaleman; baldness; baldnesscure; medical; tofacitinibcitrate; xeljanz; yale
Quite remarkable and promising...
1 posted on 06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative
This Common Drug Can Cure Baldness

Is the name of the drug "hair"?

2 posted on 06/21/2014 1:47:27 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Still Thinking

http://www.xeljanz.com/

Brand name of this drug is: 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.


3 posted on 06/21/2014 1:49:20 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Innovative

Impressive. And it grows hair besides? Wow.


4 posted on 06/21/2014 1:53:24 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> the authors warn that people who are experiencing natural hair follicle loss would not see the same effects from this treatment. Alopecia universalis is caused by an unusual immune system attack on hair follicles


5 posted on 06/21/2014 1:55:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Innovative

I’ve noticed my joints ache more and more when I wake up in the morning.


6 posted on 06/21/2014 1:57:11 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: kaehurowing
I’ve noticed my joints ache more and more when I wake up in the morning.

I use that special quiet time in the morning to take inventory and make sure all the parts are still there. If anything doesn't hurt, I check to make sure it's still there.

/johnny

7 posted on 06/21/2014 2:06:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative
After two months, the patient had grown scalp and facial hair. After eight months of treatment, the patient had experienced "full regrowth of hair" including eyebrows and eye lashes.

I remember, when I was nearing my teen years, how a certain activity would make hair grow but it was limited only to the palm of the hand..............didn't need a prescription either....

8 posted on 06/21/2014 2:12:49 PM PDT by varon (Para bellum)
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To: Innovative; Gamecock; F15Eagle

Didn’t George Costanza find something like this from China?


9 posted on 06/21/2014 2:13:15 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

Yes, it was found by GC but it stunk so badly he almost lost the few friends he had.


10 posted on 06/21/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT by V K Lee
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To: Innovative

But one data point? Nothing scientific about this. Lottery odds.


11 posted on 06/21/2014 2:20:36 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Innovative
Seems it works if you got some sort of obscure skin condition.

Says not a thing about the usual male pattern baldness most of us have.

We're still screwed.

12 posted on 06/21/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: varon

limited only to the palm of the hand

How’s your eyesight ?


13 posted on 06/21/2014 2:34:37 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: Innovative

35 odd years ago, there were a brother and sister in my elementary school with this condition. They both wore wigs. As I recall, one trait of kids with this is that they turn out to be remarkably well adjusted. (don’t quote me on that, it was something I recall about it.). Both of these kids were very popular, actually. If this is an autoimmune disease, this is great news of a possible treatment.


14 posted on 06/21/2014 2:40:44 PM PDT by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Yes, I am always careful to not move too quickly when I first wake up.


15 posted on 06/21/2014 2:41:36 PM PDT by kaehurowing (FIGHT BULLYING, UNINSTALL FIREFOX)
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To: doorgunner69
We're still screwed.

Speak for yourself. I've got long, luxuriant hair that clogs the shower if I so much as walk past it.

I had a visitor today that was bald. He was one of the 4 smartest people that I've ever met. His lack of hair meant less than nothing. He also had a babe on his arm.

/johnny

16 posted on 06/21/2014 2:54:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kaehurowing
Yep. Don't want anything to break off from sudden moves.

/johnny

17 posted on 06/21/2014 2:55:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Innovative

Now if we can only find a cure for liberalism.


18 posted on 06/21/2014 3:01:52 PM PDT by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: Innovative

Remember finasteride which ended up chemically castrating men permanently? Whoops! You got hair and divorce papers! Congratulations!


19 posted on 06/21/2014 3:02:30 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Innovative

http://www.drugs.com/cdi/tofacitinib.html

Tofacitinib may increase the risk of serious and sometimes fatal infection. Patients who also take medicine to suppress the immune system (eg, methotrexate, corticosteroids) may be at greater risk. Reported infections have included tuberculosis (TB), shingles, and other bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. You should be tested for TB before you start tofacitinib. Discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using tofacitinib.

Contact your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of infection (eg, fever; chills; persistent cough or sore throat; increased or painful urination; unusual muscle aches; red, warm, swollen, painful, or blistered skin; tiredness; loss of appetite or unusual weight loss; night sweats).

Lymphoma, skin cancer, and other types of cancer have been seen in patients treated with tofacitinib. Patients who have had a kidney transplant and take medicine to suppress the immune system may be at greater risk for a problem with certain white blood cells growing out of control. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.


20 posted on 06/21/2014 3:53:36 PM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: Innovative

alopecia universalis and alopecia areata are not the same as common male pattern baldness


21 posted on 06/21/2014 4:25:39 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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“alopecia universalis and alopecia areata are not the same as common male pattern baldness”

That’s right, Alopecia is autoimmune, normal male pattern baldness is genetic. Can’t really do much about genes, some people are simply more fortunate than others.


22 posted on 06/21/2014 5:09:06 PM PDT by slouper (LWRC SPR 223)
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To: Ben Mugged

It is called ‘work’.


23 posted on 06/21/2014 5:43:42 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: Innovative

But as most commercials warn it may cause, rectal bleeding, high blood pressure, warts, headache, ear nodules, excessive large lips, swollen tongue, ingrown toe nails and maybe diarrhea but man what a head of hair. I always thought it funny that as we men get older we have no problem growing hair on our ears, back, ankles tops of our feet and inside our nose.


24 posted on 06/21/2014 7:14:04 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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