Skip to comments.Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years
Posted on 12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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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.
Cure for baldness.....does it work if the guy shaves his head?
Hahahahahaaa ... only on FR :)
“So it is written. So it shall be done”
The problem with only reading half the instructions...shoulda put it on ALL the scalp.
I’ve never lost any of my hair. I’ve taken saw palmetto for prostate health and noticed my hairline moving down my forehaed.
Because you are cute, handsome, and sexy that way. Bald men can be very attractive! Be careful what you wish for.
I’ve never been mistaken for Yul Brenner.
I’m not bald, and my head doesn’t glimmer.
This is good news for many, but it probably won’t be affordible for many years after being introduced on the market.
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....
Hair tranpslantation surgery - it works pretty well.
This is good news....in a few years, we won’t have to see those old Jewish guys with their painfully obvious toupees.
I haven't lost my hair either. I know where it is. I just don't carry it around with me anymore.
God only made a few perfect heads- the rest he covered in hair!
dammit you made me snork coffee all over my keyboard...
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
smoking pot reduces hair loss (and I trhink improves it)
look at all the dopers you know for proof
Menopause is making me hairy as an ape.
What makes you think I know any dopers? I'll take your word for it.
Where have I seen that guy before?
Sure gets around, doesn’t he? *\;^)
He must just spread his eyebrows and fly. ;-)
Mistakenly believed that shaving her head would stop the “drugs in the hair” test....
Can I have some?
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.
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.
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