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  • Pill that can cure baldness in five months

    08/17/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 46 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 14:03 EST, 17 August 2014 | Sophie Borland
    A twice-a-day pill that can cure baldness caused by alopecia has been developed by scientists. It has enabled three patients to grow back a full head of hair within the space of just five months. Researchers now plan to carry out further tests in the hope that it will eventually be rolled out as a standard treatment. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 Britons are thought to suffer from alopecia areata and it is most common in young adults aged 15 to 29. It is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system which results...
  • This Common Drug Can Cure Baldness (Yale Univ. Study)

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Nature World News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Brian Stallard
    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...
  • First-of-its-kind hair restoration method may grow follicles on bald spots

    10/22/2013 6:18:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | October 21, 2013, 6:12 PM | By Ryan Jaslow
    A cure for baldness has long eluded scientists, but a group of researchers say they have created a first-of-its kind hair restoration method that may actually get a person to grow new hair. This could be especially helpful for women, burn victims and other hair loss patients who can't be helped with traditional hair loss methods. The researchers had previously found certain cells that cause hair growth -- called dermal papilla cells -- could be harvested from rodents and transplanted back onto their skin to create new follicles. When similar methods were used to create hair on human skin samples,...
  • Baldness Cure Which Reverses Genetics Could Be On The Market In Two Years

    08/19/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-19-12 | Sara Malm
    A cure for baldness may be available on the market sooner than previously thought after a breakthrough in negotiations between scientists and drugs companies. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they have discovered the reason for baldness, an enzyme which shuts down hair follicles. Read more:
  • Cure for baldness "could be on sale within five years"

    03/30/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3/21/12 | Fiona MacRae
    In the answer to millions of men’s prayers, scientists may have got to the root of baldness. They have identified a scalp chemical that stops hair from growing. Excitingly, drugs that block the protein have already been developed for other purposes, meaning a hair restoring lotion or potion could be on the market in under five years.
  • Jab to end baldness 'ready in five years' using fat cells from sagging bellies

    09/01/2011 11:53:54 PM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2nd September 2011 | Fiona Macrae
    An injection that gives middle-aged men the hairline of their youth could be available in just five years, scientists predicted last night. The jab would use fat cells from the tummy to pep up hair growth on the scalp. The required amount of fat would not be enough to make a noticeable difference to waistlines. In a series of experiments, researchers from Yale University in the United States looked at what triggers the hair growth. They found fat cells to be key, with immature fat cells producing chemical signals that ‘wake up’ dormant follicles, leading to the production of hair....
  • Baldness:Put a Crown on It (Prince William's Marriage Out of Concern of His Balding Noggin?)

    01/23/2011 3:57:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21,2011 | TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI
    Baldness: Put a Crown on It Of all the details surrounding Prince William’s April marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, few seem to have garnered as much attention as his rapidly receding hairline. “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “No Hair to the Throne” are among the many headlines that have appeared in the British tabloids. Which poses a question: Is it possible that the 28-year-old prince felt an urge to lock up a commitment from Ms. Middleton because his heart-throb status might be beginning to disappear with the hair? If so, what must the rest of...
  • Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years

    12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2010
    German scientists have successfully grown hair follicles from stem cells, and claim it could translate into a cure for baldness in the next five years, BioScholar.com reported. The stem cells used in the study at Berlin’s Technical University were taken from animals, but researchers said they hope to use human stem cells within a year. Professor Roland Lauster said the study could result in a baldness treatment for as much as 80 percent of people who suffer from hair loss. “Since 1950 the number of new chemicals used in cosmetics has risen 500—fold, and so has the need for animals...
  • Botox 'could be the cure for baldness'

    06/23/2009 6:12:29 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 1,230+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 23, 2009 | John Bingham
    Dr Simon Ourian, a cosmetic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California, claimed that he stumbled upon its unexpected powers by accident while treating his mother who was suffering from migraines after having chemotherapy which had made her hair fall out. Familiar with Botox's use as a headache treatment, he injected the chemical – the medical name for a form of Botulinum toxin – into her scalp but was surprised to find that it also appeared to help her hair to grow back. He said that he tested his discovery on volunteers for three years, adding a mixture of vitamins to...
  • Tokyo scientists find hair loss gene in mice

    05/26/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 971+ views
    News.com.au ^ | May 26, 2009
    * Study finds hair loss gene in mice * Gene shared by both mice and humans * Could lead to cure of baldness in humans EXPERIMENTS on mice have revealed a gene that is linked to early hair loss, a Japanese researcher said today, sparking hopes for a treatment to prevent thinning and baldness in humans. The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss. The scientists biologically engineered mice by blocking the gene and found that the rodents...
  • The Oxford student who plans to make baldness a thing of the past

    01/16/2009 10:16:48 AM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,874+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 16, 2009
    Thomas Whitfield: The Oxford student who plans to make baldness a thing of the past An Oxford PhD is developing a new technology that he believes will offer effective hair loss prevention to the masses. By Richard Tyler Thomas Whitfield is hoping his business will give him plenty to smile about There comes a moment in most men's lives when they have to admit that they are losing their hair. The realisation is painful enough; doing something about it is even worse. The slippery descent into lotions and pills, toupés and skin grafts fills most with horror. But where there's...
  • Man 'beaten for being bald'

    11/24/2007 10:18:49 AM PST · by EveningStar · 70 replies · 196+ views
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 22, 2007 | Rahul Bedi
    A man was beaten by his fiance and in-laws and relieved of his belongings in India after they found out he was bald and wearing a wig, it was alleged yesterday...
  • 17th Century Baldness Cure Is Chicken Dung Says Ye Olde Men's Goode Health

    08/30/2007 6:52:41 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies · 552+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 30th August 2007 | OLINKA KOSTER
    17th century baldness cure is chicken dung says Ye Olde Men's Goode Health By OLINKA KOSTER 30th August 2007 In our age of gyms and jogging, dental floss and deodorants, mouthwash and moisturisers, a chap can waft along with ease every day feeling fit and fragrant. But back in 1654, with Oliver Cromwell ruling England, good health and grooming for men was somewhat more basic. Then, no self-respecting male's medicine chest was apparently complete without liberal supplies of cat's dung, snail's blood and chicken droppings - not to mention arsenic and brimstone. Gruesome as they may sound, they were recommended...
  • Bye-Bye Comb-Overs? Hair Follicles Found Able to Regenerate

    05/18/2007 5:40:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 891+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 5/17/07 | Nikhil Swaminathan
    Study demonstrates that mice can regrow hair follicles at wound sites; the finding could lead to treatment for human hair lossAside from a few, fleeting empirical observations in the 1950s, adult mammals appear to be lacking regenerative abilities. Just ask anyone whose hair follicles have died—the result is baldness. But there is a glimmer of hope for the hair-challenged among us. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania report that new hair follicles formed on the backs of mice that had suffered open skin wounds. The finding could pave the way for use in regenerating human hair. In fact, that possibility...
  • Study offers hope of remedy for baldness-(5yrs out im sure)

    05/16/2007 8:59:01 PM PDT · by Flavius · 4 replies · 426+ views
    reuters ^ | 5/16/07 | By Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Mice with deep skin wounds can grow new hair, scientists said on Wednesday in a finding that offers hope for a baldness remedy for humans. ADVERTISEMENT The mice regenerated hair at the site of the wound via molecular processes similar to those used in embryonic development, according to the research, published in the journal Nature. ...
  • Could grazing the scalp be a cure for baldness?

    05/16/2007 11:05:20 AM PDT · by bedolido · 5 replies · 345+ views
    newscientist.com ^ | 05-16-2007 | Staff Writer
    Could a graze on the head help cure baldness? Biologists had thought that once mammals lose their hair follicles, they are gone forever. Now George Cotsarelis at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and his colleagues have shown that adult mice can regenerate follicles when their skin is wounded.
  • WHAT SCARES A MAN?

    03/14/2007 8:50:03 AM PDT · by 7thson · 65 replies · 1,010+ views
    Yahoo! Health ^ | Thu, Feb 08, 2007, 12:02 pm PST | David Zinczenko
    You probably think you know what frightens most men. A long-weekend at the in-laws' place. Antiquing. Running out of beer in the third quarter. But that's just the stuff he'll admit to being afraid of, which, by definition, means they're not his true deep fears. So how can you determine what those are? Easy: They're the ones he'll almost never talk about. But I will. Let's count down through the Scary Fifteen: #15 Hair in the drain. #14 Getting caught noticing another woman. #13 Rejection. #12 Super Nanny. #11 Speedos. #10 His dad's death. #9 Her tears. #8 Being a...
  • Britney's New Look Is Bald

    02/16/2007 11:54:01 PM PST · by Roberts · 38 replies · 2,514+ views
    ABC 7 L.A. ^ | 2/16/07 | KABC-tv
    SHERMAN OAKS, February 16, 2007 - Britney Spears is back in the U.S., and she's sporting a brand new look. Spears was photographed at the valley tattoo shop "Body and Soul" in Sherman Oaks, getting a tattoo reportedly of a pair of red and pink lips on her wrist. But the biggest change to the pop singer's style? She shaved her head bald. Spears could be seen inside the tattoo parlor with her head fully exposed, but as she left the shop she was led by her bodyguard straight to a waiting SUV. Spears had her head covered with a...
  • Businessman pardoned by Clinton found dead in condo (Almon Braswell)

    11/03/2006 2:02:09 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 79 replies · 3,934+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | November 3, 2006
    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a businessman pardoned by former President Clinton has been found dead inside his South Beach condo. Miami Beach police say 63-year-old Almon Braswell was found dead October 28th in his Ocean Drive condo by his employees. It's believed he died from a previous injury. Additional information hasn't been released. The Miami-Dade County medical examiner is labeling Braswell's death as "unclassified" pending more tests. Clinton granted 177 pardons and clemencies just before leaving office in 2001. Braswell was pardoned of convictions for fraud and other crimes stemming from false claims in 1983 about...
  • Baldness-treating robot gets funding

    10/06/2006 7:01:22 AM PDT · by Dark Skies · 29 replies · 3,702+ views
    Reuter ^ | 10/6/2006 | Marc Jones (With additional reporting by Paul Majendie)
    The government is providing 1.85 million pounds of funding to a Cambridge-based company that is building a robot to help treat baldness. Biosciences firm Intercytex aims to perfect a treatment that involves taking hair follicles from the back of the neck, multiplying them and replanting them where they are needed. The company said on Friday it had been awarded funding from the government's Technology Programme, which it planned to use to develop a robotic system to speed up the painstaking process of multiplying the hair cells before they are replanted. "The technology is challenging. No one has done this before,"...
  • Hair-raising stem cells identified (Rat whisker stem cells grow into mouse hair)

    10/06/2005 4:52:06 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 7 replies · 510+ views
    EurekAlert ^ | October 5, 2005 | Staff
    Swiss study shows that hair follicles contain bonafide multipotent stem cells October 3, 2005 –Using an animal model, a research team led by Yann Barrandon at the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) and the CHUV (Lausanne University Hospital) has discovered that certain cells inside the hair follicle are true multipotent stem cells, capable of developing into the many different cell types needed for hair growth and follicle replacement. In an article appearing in the Oct 3 advance online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they demonstrate that these holoclones can be used for long-term follicle...
  • Scientists discover ultimate ‘cure-all’ (Cures baldness, gum disease, stretch marks...)

    05/04/2005 10:36:21 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 25 replies · 2,502+ views
    UK Times ^ | May 2, 2005 | Correspondent
    A TREATMENT for balding men, women with stretchmarks and anyone who has gum disease may have been discovered by scientists. As cure-alls go, an injection of fibroblasts may be the ultimate. The new technology is being developing by Isolagen, a Texas-based biotech company, and 50 patients are to undergo clincial trials in London. Fibroblasts are tiny cells that control levels of the proteins collagen and elastin, which are found in skin, bones and other tissue. To treat burns, the scientists take cells from an undamaged area, extract the fibroblasts and multiply them in the laboratory before injecting them back into...
  • Scientists discover ultimate "cure-all"

    05/03/2005 9:19:19 AM PDT · by razoroccam · 8 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | May 2, 2005 | By A Correspondent
    Scientists discover ultimate ‘cure-all’ By A Correspondent A TREATMENT for balding men, women with stretchmarks and anyone who has gum disease may have been discovered by scientists. As cure-alls go, an injection of fibroblasts may be the ultimate. The new technology is being developing by Isolagen, a Texas-based biotech company, and 50 patients are to undergo clincial trials in London. Fibroblasts are tiny cells that control levels of the proteins collagen and elastin, which are found in skin, bones and other tissue. To treat burns, the scientists take cells from an undamaged area, extract the fibroblasts and multiply them in...
  • Hair Stem Cells Not Just for Baldness: Mouse Whisker Stem Cells Can Develop Into Nerve Cells

    03/28/2005 5:54:24 PM PST · by rface · 10 replies · 491+ views
    WebMD ^ | March 28, 2005 | Miranda Hitti
    March 28, 2005 -- Stem cells from hair follicles can give rise to new nerve cells, researchers report. The finding could lead to a new, accessible source of stem cells for therapeutic uses, they report. Stem cells have drawn a lot of attention, as they can develop various kinds of cells in the right conditions. Adult stem cells are found in various tissues in the body and can reproduce themselves into various forms of the cells found within the same type of tissue. Researchers say by harnessing a stem cell's natural ability to reproduce and replenish cells, they may be...
  • The Claim: Tight Braids and Ponytails Can Cause Your Hair to Fall Out

    12/31/2004 8:22:05 PM PST · by neverdem · 58 replies · 6,001+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 28, 2004 | ANAHAD O'CONNOR
    REALLY? THE FACTS Many Americans are quick to plop down large sums of money for trendy haircuts or trips to upscale salons, but some hairstyles can carry unforeseeable costs. Tight ponytails, cornrows, buns, chignons, twists and other hairstyles that pull on the scalp for prolonged periods can result in irreversible hair loss, a medical condition known as traction alopecia. There are no figures on how many people in the United States have experienced the problem, but it is probably most common in women and children. It is also prevalent among African-Americans and East Indians, groups that are more likely to...
  • Coffee to cure baldness

    12/24/2004 7:33:15 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies · 3,486+ views
    Pravda ^ | 12/18/2004 | Staff
    German medics arrived at the conclusion that consumption of large caffeine doses prevents baldness. Male's hormone testosterone is responsible for baldness in men, meaning that the more testosterone a man as, the more prone he is to losing his hair. Head of the research team Professor Peter Elsner states that hormonal boldness could in fact be prevented by means of caffeine. As a result of their extensive research studies, German scientists arrived at a fascinating conclusion! Apparently, claim the scientists, it is possible to prevent baldness at an early age by means of treating hair with products containing caffeine (for...
  • Study heralds molecule in soybeans as baldness beater

    04/06/2004 7:05:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 562+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 6, 2004 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Gentlemen, forget the steak and french fries. And lay off the cheeseburgers, pizza, eggs, bacon and all the other hallmarks of he-man cuisine.</p> <p>It's soybeans you want, guys: We're talking tofu, edamame, soy butter, miso soup, soy milk, tempeh and that mysterious "textured vegetable protein" lurking in the freezer case at the supermarket.</p>
  • Researchers: Stem Cells May Cure Baldness

    03/14/2004 1:29:02 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 9 replies · 228+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 3/14/03 | Paul Elias
    Research showing that bald mice can grow hair after being implanted with a type of stem cell could lead to a cure for baldness, a group of scientists says. The project marks the first time that "blank slate" stem cells were able to induce hair growth, said Dr. George Cotsarelis, a University of Pennsylvania dermatologist and co-author of the study. The study was released Sunday on the Web site of the journal Nature Technology in advance of its April publication date. "We've shown for the first time these cells have the ability to generate hair when taken from one animal...
  • Baldness Cure That Will Loosen Your Bowels

    11/18/2002 8:02:03 AM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 616+ views
    IOL ^ | 11-18-2002 | Lynn Brezosky
    A baldness cure that will loosen your bowels November 18 2002 at 06:50AM By Lynn Brezosky Harlingen, Texas - Something about the aloe plant evokes the image of a gifted child who needs little coaxing to do well. It takes root under perverse conditions - hot, dry weather preferred. Its healing powers are said to give soothing comfort to everything from burns to ulcers. It can be processed into juice, a capsule or shampoo. And a growing world market is looking to Harlingen, Texas, for its aloe fix. 800ha of aloe vera being harvested With little tending, the crop is...
  • Jailed Traficant Gets 15 Percent

    11/06/2002 9:49:55 AM PST · by Registered · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Guardian-UK ^ | 11.06.02 | Guardian
    Jailed Traficant Gets 15 Percent Wednesday November 6, 2002 4:30 PM COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former Ohio Rep. James A. Traficant Jr.'s fight to take back his House seat came up short Tuesday - but he did manage to attract more than 27,000 votes in a campaign from his Pennsylvania prison cell. Traficant, who was expelled from the House in July and is serving eight years in federal prison on bribery and racketeering convictions, was running as an independent from behind bars. He finished third in Tuesday's voting, grabbing 15 percent of the vote. Democrat Tim Ryan won. ``The biggest...
  • IS MARY MATALIN REALLY MAMA LION?

    04/16/2002 3:11:56 PM PDT · by scouse · 3 replies · 285+ views
    The Times Online ^ | 4/15/02 | Unknown
    April 15, 2002 Scientists link bald men to notorious short-haired lion A UNIQUE community of savage, man-eating lions may share a bond with bald men, scientists have found. The infamous Tsavo lions in eastern Kenya killed more than 130 people during a reign of terror in the 19th century. One unique characteristic of the lions, which still inhabit Tsavo East National Park, is that the males have no manes. Scientists have now confirmed for the first time that this is a genetic trait and suspect that high levels of the male hormone testosterone may account both for the lack of...