I saw an episode of the Simpsons many years ago that had a premise where Homer had a scalp transplant from an executed criminal. His new beautiful head of hair was possessed. I think it was a Halloween episode. Anyway, now I’m reading that this could be true (without the possessed hair from a criminal)!
Here’s the link: USA Today – Hair-raising ideas to cure baldness
Regarding that Simpsons episode, I found what you’re talking about in a brief description here. Fantasy meeting reality? Well, not exactly.
Dr. Maria Siemionow is a plastic surgeon who has performed many face transplants in research animals. She has also shown that cadavers may have value as a source of donor scalp/hair, but I would not hold my breath for this to become clinical. The research is mostly on rats, and to my knowledge no human has ever been tested. Her focus has been using such transplants for severe injuries, like the face transplant that was done in France a few years ago. The article makes for interesting reading. Thanks for sending the link to us.