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  • Fauci Invests in Humanized Mice [semi-satire]

    05/09/2021 11:25:48 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 May 2021 | John Semmens
    At a Pennsylvania House hearing this week, witnesses testified about experimental research involving scalping aborted babies and grafting those scalps onto mice. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded this research with more than $400,000 in taxpayer dollars given to the University of Pittsburgh to conduct the experiment. Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of NIAID, defended the expenditure, maintaining that “millions of lives are ruined by premature baldness. The social stigma of being hairless at a young age can devastate the delicate psyches of the men affected. Some even become suicidal. Research to see if viable human scalps...
  • Scientists Found New Baldness Cure that Could Trigger Regrowth in Just 4 Months

    05/19/2020 9:45:39 AM PDT · by cann · 54 replies
    Science Times ^ | May 19th, 2020 | Staff Reporter
    Researchers discovered that stem cells taken from fat tissues have growth hormones that can work on hair. They used those stem cells to create a new solution that triggers hair regrowth among people with male-pattern baldness. Androgenetic alopecia or also known as male-pattern baldness or female-pattern baldness is caused by genetics, and hormonal and environmental factors. According to the researchers from Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital in South Korea, it affects about 50% of all men and a similar percentage among women over 50 years old. The researchers recruited 29 male and nine women patients or 38 people with common...
  • Chemical found in McDonald's fries could cure baldness, researchers say

    02/05/2018 11:48:27 AM PST · by Gamecock · 62 replies
    Standard ^ | 2/5/18 | ALEXANDRA RICHARDS
    A chemical found in McDonald’s chips could cure baldness, new research suggests. Scientists in Japan found that a chemical used to cook the fast food giant's fries helped to cure hair loss in mice and are hopeful it could do the same in humans. Using a chemical called dimethylpolysiloxane found in silicone which is added to oil to cook fries researchers were able to produce follicles which could sprout human hair. Silcone is usually added to fries to prevent the oil bubbling and spitting. When the cells were cultured in the cooking aid they grew 5000 hair follicle germs simultaneously,...
  • Hairy Skin From Mouse Stem Cells May Hold Cure for Baldness

    01/03/2018 12:49:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | Jan 03, 2018
    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...
  • Hairy skin grown from mouse stem cells [Baldness cure?]

    01/02/2018 2:30:00 PM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | January 2, 2018, | Cell Press
    In this artwork, hair follicles grow radially out of spherical skin organoids, which contain concentric epidermal and dermal layers (central structure). Skin organoids self-assemble and spontaneously generate many of the progenitor cells observed during normal development, including cells expressing the protein GATA3 in the hair follicles and epidermis (red). Credit: Jiyoon Lee and Karl R. Koehler =========================================================================================================================== Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have cultured the first lab-grown skin tissue complete with hair follicles. This skin model, developed using stem cells from mice, more closely resembles natural hair than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair...
  • Bald men warned to stay safe following ritualistic attacks in Mozambique

    06/09/2017 2:27:03 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Mic ^ | June 9, 2019 | Stacey Leasca
    Bald men are being hunted down and killed in Mozambique over the belief that their heads contain gold, NPR reported. Five men have been killed, according to NPR, all in central Mozambique. "Last month, the murders of two bald people led to the arrest of two suspects," national police spokesman Inacio Dina said in a news conference in the country’s capital of Maputo. Their motives, he added, likely came from the superstition and cultural belief that bald men are rich. One of the victims was found “with his head cut off and his organs removed,” Miguel Caetano, a spokesman for...
  • Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald

    10/10/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | Oct. 10, 2015
    Haircare Business Booms as Stressed Koreans Go Bald The market for haircare products is growing rapidly as over 10 million people suffer from hair loss. From wigs to potions that claim to make hair grow back, the industry is raking in the money. Beauty product manufacturers, supermarkets and department stores are scrambling to benefit from the emerging market. Hi-Mo, the nation's leading wig manufacturer, posted sales of W66.7 billion last year (US$1=W1,161). Although wigs are expensive, costing between W200,000 and W1.8 million, the company is seeing increasing demand. Cosmetics giant Amore Pacific released a series of new haircare products this...
  • Bald people face discrimination and stereotypes [satire of race pimps - 18 minute video]

    08/04/2015 3:28:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 26, 2015 | DarkAntics
  • Does America now have a bald FLOTUS? What happened to Michelle's hair?

    03/25/2015 8:27:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/25/2015 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Michelle Obama is home from her #letgirlslearn swing through Asia and back to hawking fruits and veggies from the stainless steel area deep within the hallowed halls of the White House kitchen. Appearing for a segment on Jeopardy, the million-dollar question has now become: what happened to Michelle’s hair? Surrounded by a harvest brimming with God’s bounty and standing in front of a very large soup pot, the FLOTUS sported a hairdo that gave the optical illusion of baldheadedness. Looking like a female rendition of her husband’s hairdo in between dye jobs, Michelle seemed totally unaware of people not...
  • Activating hair growth with a little help from the skin

    12/23/2014 12:41:13 PM PST · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 12/22/2014 | Provided by Public Library of Science
    Restoring hair loss is a task undertaken not only by beauty practitioners. Previous studies have identified signals from the skin that help prompt new phases of hair growth. However, how different types of cells that reside in the skin communicate to activate hair growth has continued to puzzle biologists. An exciting study publishing on December 23 in the open access journal PLOS Biology reveals a new way to spur hair growth. A group from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has discovered an unexpected connection—a link between the body's defense system and skin regeneration. It turns out that macrophages...
  • Pill that can cure baldness in five months

    08/17/2014 2:45:30 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 46 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 14:03 EST, 17 August 2014 | Sophie Borland
    A twice-a-day pill that can cure baldness caused by alopecia has been developed by scientists. It has enabled three patients to grow back a full head of hair within the space of just five months. Researchers now plan to carry out further tests in the hope that it will eventually be rolled out as a standard treatment. Between 1 in 500 and 1 in 1,000 Britons are thought to suffer from alopecia areata and it is most common in young adults aged 15 to 29. It is thought to be caused by a problem with the immune system which results...
  • This Common Drug Can Cure Baldness (Yale Univ. Study)

    06/21/2014 1:46:15 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Nature World News ^ | June 21, 2014 | Brian Stallard
    According to Yale University scientists, this new novel treatment option was crafted as a way to treat alopecia universalis - a disease that leaves its victims almost entirely bare of hair. The university reports that the results of experimental testing on a 25-year-old male patient mark the first successful targeted treatment of this disease in medical history. King is the senior author of a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology that details this success. According to the study, the male study participant was placed on a daily regimen of 10 mg of tofacitinib citrate - a preexisting FDA-approved...
  • First-of-its-kind hair restoration method may grow follicles on bald spots

    10/22/2013 6:18:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    CBS ^ | October 21, 2013, 6:12 PM | By Ryan Jaslow
    A cure for baldness has long eluded scientists, but a group of researchers say they have created a first-of-its kind hair restoration method that may actually get a person to grow new hair. This could be especially helpful for women, burn victims and other hair loss patients who can't be helped with traditional hair loss methods. The researchers had previously found certain cells that cause hair growth -- called dermal papilla cells -- could be harvested from rodents and transplanted back onto their skin to create new follicles. When similar methods were used to create hair on human skin samples,...
  • Baldness Cure Which Reverses Genetics Could Be On The Market In Two Years

    08/19/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-19-12 | Sara Malm
    A cure for baldness may be available on the market sooner than previously thought after a breakthrough in negotiations between scientists and drugs companies. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania believe they have discovered the reason for baldness, an enzyme which shuts down hair follicles. Read more:
  • Cure for baldness "could be on sale within five years"

    03/30/2012 10:41:05 PM PDT · by Tenlein · 23 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | 3/21/12 | Fiona MacRae
    In the answer to millions of men’s prayers, scientists may have got to the root of baldness. They have identified a scalp chemical that stops hair from growing. Excitingly, drugs that block the protein have already been developed for other purposes, meaning a hair restoring lotion or potion could be on the market in under five years.
  • Jab to end baldness 'ready in five years' using fat cells from sagging bellies

    09/01/2011 11:53:54 PM PDT · by rawhide · 16 replies ^ | 2nd September 2011 | Fiona Macrae
    An injection that gives middle-aged men the hairline of their youth could be available in just five years, scientists predicted last night. The jab would use fat cells from the tummy to pep up hair growth on the scalp. The required amount of fat would not be enough to make a noticeable difference to waistlines. In a series of experiments, researchers from Yale University in the United States looked at what triggers the hair growth. They found fat cells to be key, with immature fat cells producing chemical signals that ‘wake up’ dormant follicles, leading to the production of hair....
  • Baldness:Put a Crown on It (Prince William's Marriage Out of Concern of His Balding Noggin?)

    01/23/2011 3:57:14 PM PST · by lbryce · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21,2011 | TATIANA BONCOMPAGNI
    Baldness: Put a Crown on It Of all the details surrounding Prince William’s April marriage to his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton, few seem to have garnered as much attention as his rapidly receding hairline. “You Can Leave Your Hat On” and “No Hair to the Throne” are among the many headlines that have appeared in the British tabloids. Which poses a question: Is it possible that the 28-year-old prince felt an urge to lock up a commitment from Ms. Middleton because his heart-throb status might be beginning to disappear with the hair? If so, what must the rest of...
  • Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years

    12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2010
    German scientists have successfully grown hair follicles from stem cells, and claim it could translate into a cure for baldness in the next five years, reported. The stem cells used in the study at Berlin’s Technical University were taken from animals, but researchers said they hope to use human stem cells within a year. Professor Roland Lauster said the study could result in a baldness treatment for as much as 80 percent of people who suffer from hair loss. “Since 1950 the number of new chemicals used in cosmetics has risen 500—fold, and so has the need for animals...
  • Botox 'could be the cure for baldness'

    06/23/2009 6:12:29 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 26 replies · 1,230+ views
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 23, 2009 | John Bingham
    Dr Simon Ourian, a cosmetic surgeon based in Beverly Hills, California, claimed that he stumbled upon its unexpected powers by accident while treating his mother who was suffering from migraines after having chemotherapy which had made her hair fall out. Familiar with Botox's use as a headache treatment, he injected the chemical – the medical name for a form of Botulinum toxin – into her scalp but was surprised to find that it also appeared to help her hair to grow back. He said that he tested his discovery on volunteers for three years, adding a mixture of vitamins to...
  • Tokyo scientists find hair loss gene in mice

    05/26/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 971+ views ^ | May 26, 2009
    * Study finds hair loss gene in mice * Gene shared by both mice and humans * Could lead to cure of baldness in humans EXPERIMENTS on mice have revealed a gene that is linked to early hair loss, a Japanese researcher said today, sparking hopes for a treatment to prevent thinning and baldness in humans. The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss. The scientists biologically engineered mice by blocking the gene and found that the rodents...