Scientists Announce That They May Have Found The Cure To Baldness

Scientists Announce That They May Have Found The Cure To Baldness

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Scientists in South Korea believe they may be close to a cure for baldness. And it is not information from a late night infomercial. 

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A new study using a regrowth hormone was successful on mice. 


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Professor Kang-Yell Choi and his team out of Yonsei University, Seoul created a new biochemical which when tested upon the mice for 28 days was found to instigate new growth of hair and regeneration.

The biochemical, currently called 'PTD-DBM' works by preventing two proteins from binding. It is when the two proteins, CXXC-type zine finger protein 5, and dishevelled proteins bind, they disrupt the pathway in the body that controls follicle regeneration and wound healing.

PTD-DBM stopped the disruptors from "disrupting," and allowed hair regeneration to be productive.

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Kang-Yell Choi wrote in his studies :

"We have found a protein that controls the hair growth and developed a new substance that promotes hair regeneration by controlling the function of the protein. We expect that the newly developed substance will contribute to the development of a drug that not only treats hair loss but also regenerate damaged skin tissues."

Sounds good so far. The next step is to check if PTD-DBM suffers from any toxic side effects. This research continues from studies published in August at the University of California, Los Angeles which identified a new way to activate stem cells to induce hair growth.

Baldness for men and women is a touchy subject and some are glad there could be some hope.









It should be noted that the drugs used by UCLA were also not tested on humans, and have yet to be approved by the Federal and Drug Administration as safe and effective.

Fingers crossed!

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H/T : Indy100, Twitter

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