Skip to comments.Hairy Skin From Mouse Stem Cells May Hold Cure for Baldness
Posted on 01/03/2018 12:49:27 PM PST by nickcarraway
In a finding that may provide potential cure for baldness, researchers have used stem cells from mice to develop a skin patch that is complete with hair follicles in a laboratory.
Using the skin model, the scientists developed both the epidermis (upper) and dermis (lower) layers of skin, which grow together in a process that allows hair follicles to form the same way as they would in a mouse's body.
The novel skin tissue more closely resembles natural hair than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair growth, and reducing the practice of animal testing, the researchers said.
"You can see the organoids with your naked eye," said Karl Koehler, Assistant Professor at the Indiana University.
"It looks like a little ball of pocket lint that floats around in the culture medium. The skin develops as a spherical cyst, and then the hair follicles grow outward in all directions, like dandelion seeds."
In the study, published in Cell Reports, Koehler and team originally began using pluripotent stem cells from mice, which can develop into any type of cells in the body, to create organoids -- miniature organs in vitro -- that model the inner ear. 10 Bollywood celebrities with Miss India titleCRITICSUNION Free Santa Clara Real Estate Workshop!Rich Dad Education Recommended By Colombia
But they discovered that they were generating skin cells in addition to inner ear tissue. Thus, they decided to coax the cells into sprouting hair follicles.
Moreover, they found that mouse skin organoid technique could be used as a blueprint to generate human skin organoids.
"It could be potentially a superior model for testing drugs, or looking at things like the development of skin cancers, within an environment that's more representative of the in vivo microenvironment," Koehler noted.
I guess mouse hair is better than no hair at all.
So rat stem cells for baldness is the next fad. What could possibly go wrong using rat stem cells? Hehehehe
Agree - bald or mouse hair is some choice...
Bald mice rejoice!................
Rogaine, meet Ratgaine.
There are benefits to being bald
$20 every five years for a new shaver
No design considerations
Haven’t bought shampoo in 30 years
When daughter is crying because she’s out of conditioner, you simply say “what’s conditioner?”
Zero cost for hair styling
Get to wear hats anytime
Get really cool vent sunburns from helmet after a 100 mile bike ride
No such thing as bed head, hat hair or helmet hair
There may be some guys who cry because they are bald. I have never cared enough to care.
I understand there is only one adverse side effect, an uncontrollable desire for cheese.
Assuming this works, you’ll be chased by cats all over the place.
I’ve always said, “ If you’re a man with a good full head of hair, you may have way to much estrogen coursing through your body.”
Be sure to check for mouse allergies FIRST!
What next? A return to GOAT GLANDS?
[Monty Python - The Mouse Problem]
*** What next? A return TO GOAT GLANDS? ***
Growing up in TX, I always loved stories about this guy:
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