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Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years
Fox News ^ | December 16, 2010

Posted on 12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

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1 posted on 12/22/2010 7:43:20 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
You are meddling in the fundamental forces of the UNIVERSE!

There are reasons some men must be bald. Now can someone please splain them to me???

2 posted on 12/22/2010 7:45:10 PM PST by corkoman
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To: MinorityRepublican

Doesn’t sound like good news for the hat industry.


3 posted on 12/22/2010 7:45:49 PM PST by I_Like_Spam
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To: MinorityRepublican

Sign me up!


4 posted on 12/22/2010 7:46:08 PM PST by r-q-tek86 ("It doesn't matter how smart you are if you don't stop and think" - Dr. Sowell)
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To: corkoman

So the rest of us can have a head full of hair ;^)


5 posted on 12/22/2010 7:46:51 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Good news for the Vice-Emperor Biden. He won’t have to staple his own asshairs to his scalp anymore.


6 posted on 12/22/2010 7:49:06 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I just read the article to Mrs. randog. She liked the part about animal stem cells; she thinks I would look good with porcupine hair.


7 posted on 12/22/2010 7:49:22 PM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

For some, saw palmetto already does that.


8 posted on 12/22/2010 7:50:00 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: MinorityRepublican
BS,Captain Picard was bald and that's HUNDREDS of years from now.
And Bones couldn't cure the common cold either.
9 posted on 12/22/2010 7:50:04 PM PST by Happy Rain ("Every Christmas the Leftist atheists become "hatetheists.")
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To: MinorityRepublican
The stem cells used in the study at Berlin’s Technical University were taken from animals

Now what kind of animal suffers from baldness?...An eagle maybe?

10 posted on 12/22/2010 7:50:14 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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To: MinorityRepublican; fanfan
Hey, worked on this guy's eyebrows:


11 posted on 12/22/2010 7:50:40 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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12 posted on 12/22/2010 7:50:50 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oy, mein hare.


13 posted on 12/22/2010 7:51:41 PM PST by Misterioso (If any civilization is to survive, it is the morality of altruism that men have to reject.- Ayn Rand)
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To: mylife

Raccoon stem cells did that!


14 posted on 12/22/2010 7:52:38 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Who’da thought that rubbing dead babies on your scalp could cure baldness?


15 posted on 12/22/2010 7:52:47 PM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: mylife

16 posted on 12/22/2010 7:53:33 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: WOSG

One step at a time...


17 posted on 12/22/2010 7:53:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Beam me up!


18 posted on 12/22/2010 7:54:52 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: MinorityRepublican
"The University of Pennsylvania discovered similar findings in 2004, but failed to produce a cure for baldness."

Like alternative fuels , the technology for implementation of stem cell "break throughs" is always 5 years down the road.

19 posted on 12/22/2010 7:55:21 PM PST by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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20 posted on 12/22/2010 7:55:32 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: corkoman

I wish they would use this money for cancer research instead. Just sayin’.


21 posted on 12/22/2010 7:55:54 PM PST by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

So it is written. So it shall be done.

22 posted on 12/22/2010 7:56:42 PM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
   I once heard Rush say that a cure for baldness would also be a cure for deafness. I suppose growing the cilia in the inner ear is similar to growing hair. It would be a nice example of one thing leading to another.
23 posted on 12/22/2010 7:57:55 PM PST by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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I’d place an advance order for a year’s supply right now, if I thought this would ever come to market.

I look around and wonder what happened to all of those breakthrough technologies I read about five years ago, that were “only a few short years away from coming to market”.

It’s gotten to the point where I just yawn when I see stuff like this. Ping me when it’s on the store shelves.


24 posted on 12/22/2010 7:58:56 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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25 posted on 12/22/2010 7:59:39 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I don’t think it is going to help us at all with the baldness induced by watching this lame duck legislation just being pushed through.


26 posted on 12/22/2010 8:01:42 PM PST by rlmorel ("If this doesn't light your fire, Men, the pilot light's out!"...Coach Ed Bolin)
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27 posted on 12/22/2010 8:04:00 PM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: meatloaf
For some, saw palmetto already does that.

I've read that before. I even took the stuff for a couple of years, along with the rest of my daily supplements, in the hope that it would at least slow down my hair loss. It may have helped, but I really don't know.

There's a product called Crinagen I tried that really did help.

28 posted on 12/22/2010 8:04:19 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: meatloaf
Propecia is a great drug to significantly slow down hair loss, but I don't think it's all that great at growing hair. I do know it's a lot easier to keep the hair you have than it is to grow it back once it's gone. I started taking propecia and using Nizoral shampoo every other day and it pretty much completely stopped my hair loss. If you are serious about it you should use those products along with Rogaine(Minoxidil), although I find rogaine too messy to deal with since I don't have a bald spot, but overall thinning. Propecia, Rogaine, and Nizoral shampoo have all shown to be effective for male pattern baldness. Drugs like Avodart should work as well though. I know Saw Palmetto is suppose to work similar to Propecia, but I don't know if that's ever been proven so I think it's best to go with the prescription medication.
29 posted on 12/22/2010 8:07:16 PM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Illegal immigration will destroy this nation from the inside if not stopped cold very soon.)
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To: corkoman

“There are reasons some men must be bald. Now can someone please splain them to me??? “
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When I was 14, my mother told me to ask the doctor why my hair was starting to fall out.
His reply was “Don’t worry about it...My best friend in college was slick as a brick, but he was a fine fellow though”.

That was not very reassuring.

Male baldness is usually a result of high testosterone
levels.
If they cure my baldness, it might also damage my virility :P


30 posted on 12/22/2010 8:09:51 PM PST by AlexW
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To: MinorityRepublican

2 Kings 2:23 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head.
2:24 And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.


31 posted on 12/22/2010 8:14:07 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: 50mm


32 posted on 12/22/2010 8:18:02 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: MinorityRepublican

End of the world in 2012, cure for baldness in 2015! Great job “scientists”! (so called)


33 posted on 12/22/2010 8:21:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Maurice Tift
I once heard Rush say that a cure for baldness would also be a cure for deafness. I suppose growing the cilia in the inner ear is similar to growing hair

If you look closey at a bald head, it's not really bald but instead there's just really tiny 1-3mm vellus colorless hairs there instead of normal "thick" head hair. In fact these vellus hairs look exactly like inner ear hairs.

I think the hypothesis that DHT is the cause of hair loss is wrong, instead I believe that something goes wrong in the β-catenin, Lef, Wnt system which causes your head follicles to inadvertently produce ear hair instead of head hair (obviously there's no nerves attached so you can't hear from them).

Unfortunately though playing with the β-catenin, Lef, Wnt system can easily lead to tumors which makes finding a cure extremely difficult.

34 posted on 12/22/2010 8:25:32 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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35 posted on 12/22/2010 8:25:37 PM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: AlexW
Male baldness is usually a result of high testosterone levels.

I went bald when I was 14.

36 posted on 12/22/2010 8:27:54 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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37 posted on 12/22/2010 8:33:37 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: corkoman
Now can someone please splain them to me???

You'd have to be bald to understand.

38 posted on 12/22/2010 8:35:17 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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39 posted on 12/22/2010 8:37:18 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: corkoman
There are reasons some men must be bald.?

God only made so many perfect heads. The rest He covered with hair. :o)

40 posted on 12/22/2010 8:40:28 PM PST by DeFault User
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To: r-q-tek86

Me too! I’ve got snow on the mountain but the snow is melting!


41 posted on 12/22/2010 8:42:37 PM PST by jack1165
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42 posted on 12/22/2010 8:43:33 PM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I started losing my hair when I was about 21 or so. EVERYONE seemed to find it the most interesting thing to talk about. My grandmothers in particular, seemed to talk about it a little too much for my taste... Did not make me happy, and people can be rude, but there are worse things to deal with. Still, I miss my hair. If I could afford a cure, I would do it I think.


43 posted on 12/22/2010 8:45:52 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: 50mm
You are so ill!

(in a good way)

44 posted on 12/22/2010 8:48:43 PM PST by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: MinorityRepublican
The Cure, baby. The Cure!


45 posted on 12/22/2010 8:49:25 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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I shave my head and love it.


46 posted on 12/22/2010 8:50:12 PM PST by GlockThe Vote (Who needs Al Queda to worry about when we have Obama?)
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You are so ill!

Thank you very much, Liza! Merry Christmas! LOL

47 posted on 12/22/2010 8:51:02 PM PST by 50mm (I don't use drugs, my dreams are frightening enough.)
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To: mylife

Why does Capt Kirk have a Tribble on top of his head? /sarc


48 posted on 12/22/2010 8:51:02 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh baby, baby, I flipped and shaved off all my hair....


49 posted on 12/22/2010 8:52:28 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

In 5 years I could care less, i’ll be damn near 80.

I could care less now!!


50 posted on 12/22/2010 8:54:00 PM PST by dalereed
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