Scientists from Matsumoto Dental University, Japan, have managed to grow hair out of embryonic stem cells. Scientists extracted stem cells from the teeth of mice embryos and combined them with embryonic stem cells which form the basis of skin cells. This “stem cells mix” was placed into an incubator.
In 40% of cases, the mixed generated hair. When the scientists added a special protein which promotes hair growth, the hair growth rate increased to about 60%. Quickened hair growth was observed in all 12 lab mice who had the clumps of cells implanted on their muscles. Scientists say their discovery might make it possible to create new treatments of hair loss in humans.
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