A new technology that uses stem cell to treat baldness, scientifically called alopecia may revolutionize the whole hair beauty and treatment industry, according to a report by MSN News. Baldness had always affected more men than women and becomes more acute as one approaches middle age. Age may result in thinning and receding hair line for most people, while some others even experience complete loss of hair in certain parts of the scalp.
Now a scientist at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in San Diego has discovered a new way of producing hair papilla by stem cell and has been proven working on mice. Previously, scientist isolated health dermal papilla cells and grew them in culture. However, as they reproduced, they become less effective.
Alexey Terskikh, an associate professor at Sanford-Burnham, told The Telegraph he hopes the procedure would lead to more effective hair transplants in humans.
“Our stem cell method provides an unlimited source of cells from the patient for transplantation and isn’t limited by the availability of existing hair follicles,” he said.