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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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To: JoeProBono
I like my natchural hair, thank you very much. (Recent portrait.)


51 posted on 12/22/2010 8:59:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: corkoman
There are reasons some men must be bald. Now can someone please splain them to me???

There is a gene that causes pattern baldness, which sorts by classic Mendelian principles.

E.g., the cross of parents Bb x Bb (where B is normal hair and b is bald), gives offspring BB, Bb, bB, bb.

In female offspring, the B acts dominant, so BB, Bb and bB offspring all have full hair and bb has pattern baldness.

In male offspring, however, the testosterone makes the b act dominant, so that Bb, bB, and bb all have pattern baldness.

The reason it is said that mothers pass baldness to their sons is because of the testosterone changing the gene expression. Even if the father has a full head of hair, the Bb mother gives that b gene to half her children, and if they are boys, they will develop pattern baldness.

52 posted on 12/22/2010 9:05:45 PM PST by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: 50mm

LMAO!!!


53 posted on 12/22/2010 9:08:00 PM PST by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Cure for baldness.....does it work if the guy shaves his head?


54 posted on 12/22/2010 9:12:57 PM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Revolting cat!; June K.
End of the world in 2012, cure for baldness in 2015! Great job “scientists”!

Hahahahahaaa ... only on FR :)

55 posted on 12/22/2010 9:31:04 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: 50mm

“So it is written. So it shall be done”

The problem with only reading half the instructions...shoulda put it on ALL the scalp.


56 posted on 12/22/2010 9:40:40 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

I’ve never lost any of my hair. I’ve taken saw palmetto for prostate health and noticed my hairline moving down my forehaed.


57 posted on 12/22/2010 9:50:20 PM PST by meatloaf
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To: meatloaf
CURE?!?!?!?! Plenty of us consider this to be an asset!!!

geeze!!!!

58 posted on 12/22/2010 9:51:37 PM PST by bannie (( ))
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To: corkoman
There are reasons some men must be bald. Now can someone please splain them to me???

Because you are cute, handsome, and sexy that way. Bald men can be very attractive! Be careful what you wish for.

59 posted on 12/22/2010 10:25:05 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve never been mistaken for Yul Brenner.
I’m not bald, and my head doesn’t glimmer.


60 posted on 12/22/2010 10:29:55 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj

This is good news for many, but it probably won’t be affordible for many years after being introduced on the market.


61 posted on 12/22/2010 11:16:26 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; GOPsterinMA

My younger brother (24 years old next month) has a hell of a huge bald spot. Poor bastard. There but for the grace of God....


62 posted on 12/23/2010 2:50:37 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Revolting cat!
End of the world in 2012, cure for baldness in 2015! Great job “scientists”! (so called)

ROTFLMBAO! Now I don't care who you are, that there is funny!
63 posted on 12/23/2010 5:43:37 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: dragnet2
Male baldness is usually a result of high testosterone levels.

I went bald when I was 14.


I can beat that. I was born bald.
64 posted on 12/23/2010 5:44:58 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: meatloaf
I’ve never lost any of my hair. I’ve taken saw palmetto for prostate health and noticed my hairline moving down my forehaed.


65 posted on 12/23/2010 5:48:01 AM PST by crosshairs (The word for actor in Greek is hypocrite (its true).)
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To: Impy

Hair tranpslantation surgery - it works pretty well.


66 posted on 12/23/2010 7:08:56 AM PST by GOPsterinMA
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To: I_Like_Spam

This is good news....in a few years, we won’t have to see those old Jewish guys with their painfully obvious toupees.


67 posted on 12/23/2010 7:25:38 AM PST by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: meatloaf
I’ve never lost any of my hair.

I haven't lost my hair either. I know where it is. I just don't carry it around with me anymore.

68 posted on 12/23/2010 9:39:06 AM 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

God only made a few perfect heads- the rest he covered in hair!


69 posted on 12/23/2010 9:55:07 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

dammit you made me snork coffee all over my keyboard...


70 posted on 12/23/2010 9:56:23 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: JoeProBono

I can’t believe no one made notice of the fact that Britney Spears cut off all her hair the same day her ex husband threatened to have her hair tested for follicle evidence of drug use


71 posted on 12/23/2010 9:59:27 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: Windflier

smoking pot reduces hair loss (and I trhink improves it)

look at all the dopers you know for proof


72 posted on 12/23/2010 10:00:52 AM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: Mr. K

Menopause is making me hairy as an ape.


73 posted on 12/23/2010 10:09:37 AM PST by Global2010 (Pisces at hospites tribus diebus foetebunt.....)
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To: Mr. K
smoking pot reduces hair loss (and I think improves it) look at all the dopers you know for proof

What makes you think I know any dopers? I'll take your word for it.

74 posted on 12/23/2010 10:26:24 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: sionnsar

LOL!
Where have I seen that guy before?


75 posted on 12/23/2010 12:02:35 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Sure gets around, doesn’t he? *\;^)


76 posted on 12/23/2010 12:06:00 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I want Dorgan "Helmet Hair". Photobucket
77 posted on 12/23/2010 12:15:00 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: sionnsar

He must just spread his eyebrows and fly. ;-)


78 posted on 12/23/2010 12:23:55 PM PST by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: JoeProBono

Mistakenly believed that shaving her head would stop the “drugs in the hair” test....


79 posted on 12/23/2010 12:26:57 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: Global2010

cool!

Can I have some?


80 posted on 12/24/2010 7:24:55 PM PST by Mr. K ('Profiling' you is worse than grabbing your balls)
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To: meatloaf
So you never lost any hair, but started growing new hair that you had never had before?

I took it for hair loss when I first started losing my hair and was obsessed with keeping it. I had great results, but I was taking Propecia and other vitamin and herbs that are suppose to work for hair loss, along with using 5% topical minoxidil and using Nizoral shampoo, so it's was a little hard to say what was doing what. I caught my hair loss very quickly because I expected it around the time it started happening based on my dad and older brothers extremely aggressive and early hair loss.

Propecia and Nizoral shampoo have been the only thing I have used regularly for the past 11 years and my hair loss has pretty much halted. It may be a little thinner than it was before, but if so not by much. I am confident that I would be completely bald had I taken no action to stop it. My dad went slick bald in his twenties and my older brother was on his way there, but started taking Propecia when I did and it has pretty much stopped his loss as well. His loss was much more progressed and he didn't seem to get any significant regrowth though.

I just went too far with the fear of being bald and tried everything at once at first. Most of it was probably a waste of money and I couldn't keep up with the cost. I don't do the research like I use to, but Saw Palmetto was one of the most talked about back then that had an actual plausible theory to how it worked. I'm sure there have been new studies on it since then. But if you are growing significant amounts of hair after adding only Saw Palmetto then I don't see what else it could be making you grow hair. You don't hear about people, with or without, MPB suddenly growing significant amounts of hair.

81 posted on 12/24/2010 9:13:16 PM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (Illegal immigration will destroy this nation from the inside if not stopped cold very soon.)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

I didn’t see “significant” hair growth like the Eddie Munster example. It was noticeable in that I did develop a second widow’s peak on one side, the widow’s peak in the middle moved down my forehead and hair appeared on the sides where I never had hair before. That happened in my forties. I still have that hair twenty years later.

I never had any hair loss to start with.


82 posted on 12/25/2010 6:38:10 AM PST by meatloaf
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