Nu Hair of TX reports on hair growth research to regenerate hair follicles in bald people. Balding men and women may find an answer soon to grow more hair and replenish their follicular deficiencies. A new experiment with humans and mice cells has succeeded to generate hair follicles the growth of the follicles.
Researchers have come up with a method to convert adult cells into epithelial stem cells, the first time anyone has achieved this in either humans or mice.
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In this research, the scientists mixed the human epithelial stem cells with mouse follicular inductive dermal cells. Then they implanted the stem cells into immunocompromised mice. It regenerated a different cell type of human skin and hair follicles. Also, it even produced structurally recognizable hair shaft, raising the possibility that they may eventually enable hair regeneration hair in people.
Xiaowei Xu, MD, Ph.D., associate professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Dermatology at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues published in Nature Communications a method for converting adult cells into epithelial stem cells. He is raising the possibility that they may eventually enable hair regeneration in people.
“When a person loses hair, they lose both types of cells,” Xu explains. “We have solved one major problem, the epithelial component of the hair follicle. We need to figure out a way also to make new dermal papillae cells, and no one has figured that part out yet.”