• Male Pattern Baldness Possibly Caused by Stem Cell Inactivation

    New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation has found that faulty stem cells may play a role in male pattern baldness.

    The study led by George Cotsarelis., chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania, examined stem cell samples from men who have undergone hair transplant surgery. Cotsarelis’ team compared the follicles from the thinning areas of the participant’s scalps to the DHT resistant hair bearing areas, and what they learned might hold the key to finding a more straightforward approach to prevent or reverse androgenetic alopecia.

    The study revealed that men with male pattern baldness have an equal amount of stem cells in both the hair bearing areas and the balding areas of the scalp, with one very important difference: the areas of the balding scalp had a significantly lower number of progenitor cells. Read more ›



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