Monday, July 2, 2012

Hair Growth Research - A New Hope

Recently a team of scientist from Tokyo University of Science demonstrated the “functional hair regeneration from adult stem cells.” The article is published in Nature Communication . It is one of the most promising research findings for the next generation hair growth. They observe the growth of black hair shafts after 14 days of the transplantation of the bioengineered germ. This is a new hope for the future physicians and scientists to gain a better understanding and control of how the normal hair growth cycle can be re-introduced on various disease conditions, They observed that bioengineered hair follicle can regenerate fully functional hair follicle and hair growth.

Today's medications have only a limited effect on patients. But these new observations is showing light in the permanent solutions for hair growth. Current surgical hair treatment techniques are unable to produce a  life long full head of thicker hair but this method can produce a long term solutions to the hair loss problems. It looks, this method harmonizes the Wnt signaling for hair pigmentation.

Cells are the basic units of all living organisms. Stem cells are the un-specialized cell types and can self-renew to produce more stem cells through cell division. There are two broad types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells. The self-generating abilities of stem cells offer new potentials for treating diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and now for hair growth. To achieve hair follicle regeneration in the hair cycle, it is essential to regenerate the various stem cells in the lower regions of hair follicle. This bioengineered hair provides the correct structures for the naturally occurring of the hair follicle and the shaft.

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