Epithelial Stem Cell Research Takes a Step in Hair Cloning

One of the two major components of the human hair follicle, epithelial stem cells, were converted successfully in a lab from adult cells recently. The study was led by Dr. Xiaowei “George” Xu, PHD and associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory of Medicine and Dermatology, and his team at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The team included researchers from University of … Read More

Hair regeneration using patient’s blood

  NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) – Paul Gioe, 33, said he is self-conscious about a section of thinning hair on the back of his head. “The past few years I’ve noticed looking in the mirror, especially looking at old photos, that my hair was thinning and receding,” he said. “Looking at my family there are people that don’t have any hair … Read More

New Technique Holds Promise for Hair Growth

Hair cloning continues to evade medical research by the limitations of the growth of specific cells called dermal papilla cells.When human dermal papilla cells are grown in culture, they lose the ability to grow hair. The New York Times published an article describing the recent experience of researcher Angela Christiano and  researchers from Durham University in Britain. They were able … Read More

Vitamin-Boosted Stem Cells Show Promise in Curing Baldness

Via PR Web Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 27, 2012 A team of researchers in Japan has discovered that VD3, a super-active form of Vitamin D, boosts stem cells to enhance and maintain their ability to induce hair growth. This new study, reported in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine, builds upon previous studies that have demonstrated how dermal papilla cells (DPCs) can … Read More

Cure For Baldness? Mouse Study Shows Human Hair Regrowth From Stem Cells

No, it’s not the mouse version of a Mohawk. These creatures, the subjects of a new study, were implanted with follicles made from human cells, which soon took root and grew normally. Only slightly less creepy than this mouse with human ear cells on its back, the animals would even grow their new hairs back if they were plucked out. … Read More

Tissue Engineers Regenerate Afghanistan Veteran’s Leg Muscle from Pig Bladder Cells

ACell’s MatriStem® technology is a naturally occurring, non-crosslinked, completely resorbable, acellular material. MatriStem devices are unique from other scaffold technologies in that they fundamentally change healing by triggering abundant new blood vessel formation and recruiting numerous cell types to the site of injury. It appears that these cells, including progenitor cells, have the potential to differentiate into numerous types of … Read More

The Ballet, Calvary, and High Line

This past Tuesday night, the School of American Balletheld its annual Workshop Performance Benefit honorting Robert Fribourg with a performance at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center. Mr. Fribourg has been the Chairman of the SAB Board from 2004 until this year. He has also been a major supporter of the School and the ballet. The annual Workshop … Read More