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.
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.)
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.
posted on 12/22/2010 8:25:32 PM PST
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