Gene find triggers baldness hope

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written by mad bull on 2007-May-22.

Hair loss in humans might be reversible, suggest scientists who have helped create new hair cells on the skin of mice.

It was thought hair follicles, once damaged, could never be replaced.

But a University of Pennsylvania, US, team, writing in the journal Nature, says hair growth can actually be encouraged using a single gene.

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  1. Hmmm, I'm not sure I want mouse-hair on my head per se... But thanks for the heads-up MB... [hysterical]

    by Trouble 2007-May-22 

  2. but bald is sexy. Honestly. I find receding hairlines immensely appealing.

    by Gods Child 2007-May-22 

  3. LOL @ GC...

    Ewwwww...that's gross. Why not horses or monkeys? Mice? The dirtiest animal ever?? I wouldn't be lovin' up no man wid rat hair pon him head.

    I wonder if they've tested this pubic baldness as well...LOL.

    by Simplenigma 2007-May-22 

  4. Great. As if I didn't have enough to look forward to with regular hair loss. [upset]

    by Don, the Dadda 2007-May-22 

  5. No, no, no, they don't use mouse hair on humans... except maybe on Trouble

    They have tested on mice and it worked, they believe they could do the same thing on humans...

    by Mad Bull 2007-May-23 

  6. LMAO...That is why reading is fundamental. This is what I like to call a Caribbean conversation. LOL.

    by Simplenigma 2007-May-23