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Male baldness, long considered the bane of men all over the world, may become a thing of the past after researchers found a biological clue that could raise the prospect of stopping and perhaps even reversing hair loss.
New research suggests that male-pattern baldness may result from stem cells in the scalp failing to give rise to progenitor cells, which are the cells responsible for growing hair.
Given the amount of angst over male pattern balding, surprisingly little is known about its cause at the cellular level.
BOSTON, May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology licensed by Follica Inc. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine has been used to generate completely new hair follicles for the first time in normal adult mammals.
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