Stem cells will help beat baldness »GoGetNews News


At the meeting of the International Stem Cell Research Community, held in Los Angeles, a report was made on the creation of a potentially powerful alopecia medicine. Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys have created hair follicles that germinate through the skin due to the effects of human induced pluripotent stem cells. In the course of the experiments, the scientists transplanted human stem cells with mouse cells under the skin of hairless mice. In the future, this technology has allowed to grow an unlimited supply of hair.

And now scientists are planning to translate the experiments on people who are faced with baldness. During the process, cells of the dermal papillae are used, which are located in the hair follicles and control hair growth. These cells are harvested on the basis of pluripotent stem cells. This process is different from similar ones, since human induced pluripotent stem cells provide an almost unlimited supply of cells, and they can be obtained simply from a small amount of blood.

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Experts call the results obtained a critical breakthrough in the development of a truly effective cellular procedure for combating hair loss. In addition, experimental confirmation of the effectiveness of this technology opens up new prospects in general for the whole of regenerative medicine.

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