A Cure For Baldness? Stem Cells…

If you thought you knew about all the miracles of stem cells, did you know Japanese researchers were able to stimulate hair growth. They took a bald mouse and were able to grow a mohawk. 

“Using stem cell therapy, scientists at the Tokyo University of Science in Japan led by Takashi Tsuki gave a hairless mouse a Mohawk by regenerating hair follicles.

Researchers used follicles from a normal mouse, namely adult epithelial stem cells and dermal papilla cell found in the skin, to create a “seed” of a hair follicle. Then, they implanted the newly-created “seed” using intracutaneous transplantation into the hairless mouse and — Voila! — hair.”


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