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New Treatment for Hair Loss Using Stem Cells-Grown Hair

In recent hair loss news, a study performed by Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute was released in the journal PLOS One.  According to this study, which was published just a few days ago on January 26th, researchers may be closer than ever to determining a means to generate new hair follicles. The study introduces a novel idea of using a cell-based treatment approach for hair loss.  Researchers were able to show how a unique type of cells, termed human pluripotent stem cells, can ultimately lead to the growth of new hair. These cells dictate the formation of hair-follicles and determine the growth cycle. When transplanted into mice, they differentiate into dermal papilla cells thus yielding new hairs. For the 61 million Americans suffering with alopecia, this could be the beginning of the breakthrough treatment they have been waiting for. 

“Our next step is to transplant human dermal papilla cells derived from human pluripotent stem cells back into human subjects,” said Vasiliy V. Terskikh. “Partnership is needed to implement this final step.”

Ronen Eliyahu

I have suffered from hair loss since my early 20''s, so after researching hair restoration on the internet, I found John P. Cole, MD to be one of the best doctors to pioneer FUE surgical techniques. I then decided to have a hair transplant performed by Dr. Cole in 2004 and he did 3 small sessions of 2,400 FUE grafts total. Dr. Cole did a great job and I ended up with fantastic results. My life has changed forever and, as a result, I founded and developed this blog for the Cole Hair Transplant Group and have been hosting and managing it ever since.