Seems Phase II of Intercytex’s studies on hair regeneration have came back positive. The important part is here:
“The new technique involves extracting dermal papilla (DP) cells, the basic cells responsible for hair growth, from a sample of only about 100 hairs from the back of the scalp â€“ the area where hair usually continues to grow despite losses in other areas. These cells are then multiplied many times over in a special patented culture before being injected back into the scalp in their millions, stimulating the formation of new hair follicles or rejuvenating those that have stopped producing hair on the top of the head.”
I thought your readers would be interested in this update. Granted, there is still at least 5 years of tests ahead.
Thank you for the heads up! A number of people sent this link to me yesterday, but I was traveling and didn’t get to post it until now. The article says that the results will be available next year, and I’d love to see them.
You can read the article at TimesOnline.co.uk — Feeling a bit thin on top? This cloning story may restore your crowning glory