Technique to grow hair without gray hair
April 18, 2012
It may not be the most handsome of creatures, but this mouse – or more specifically its bristly tuft of hair – could hold the remedy for baldness and going grey, scientists claim.
They have worked out how to use stem cells to create pigmented hair follicles that grew successfully when implanted into hairless mice.
In a two-in-one experiment, they have found a way of growing hair and of making it pigmented.
Their success has been on mice but they hope to test the technique on men for the first time in as little as three years.
And within a decade, the treatment could be in widespread use.
British experts have commended the Japanese researchers, saying they seem to have cracked a problem that has baffled scientists for decades.
Source: Daily Mail.