What’s new in Medicine?

Scientists in Japan have grown hair on bald mice using stem cells collected from the mice’s whiskers ( so embryos aren’t necessary). The hair strands grew back even after being plucked and were able to rise into gosse bumps as normal hair does.If it proves successful in humans ,the therapy could replace current hair-loss treatmens ( such as hair transplantation surgery and topical medicine like Rogaine ) for male pattern baldness.The researchers hope to start clinical trials in humans within three to five years.

 

 

Source: Reader”s Digest

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