• 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 ›

  • Tonight on The Bald Truth 6/7/09 – Dr. Joseph Greco and Robert Brandt

    Dr. Joseph Greco and President of Orogen Biosciences Robert Brandt, join Spencer Kobren to discuss what many believe is a true breakthrough in the treatment of Androgenic Alopecia and other hair loss diseases, PRP therapy. Orgen Biosciences, Inc is a biotech company that specializes in various applications of growth factors and stem cell technology. Both Dr. Greco and Robert Brandt are pioneers in the use of Platelet Rich Plasma therapy for the treatment of hair loss and will be discussing the real world applications of this exciting new therapy.

    Join us live tonight – 8pm EST, 5pm PST

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  • Hair Loss Genes Discovered, What Does This Mean For Us?

    Has science finally found the Holy Grail for the follically challenged? Probably not, but it does appear that we are getting closer.

    Two articles published in Nature Genetics may help to better explain the genetic predisposition to male pattern hair loss, and to one day give scientists the ability to grow DHT resistant hair follicles for use in hair restoration.

    The first article was published by researchers at McGill University, King’s College London and GlaxoSmithKline Inc. These researchers identified two genetic variants in men that together produce an increased incidence of male pattern hair loss that is seven times greater than those without these variants. Read more ›



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