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