Baldness Cure: Hairs Grown In Lab


Baldness cure fund through hairs grown in a laboratory in Japan.  Scientists in Japan have created a fully functioning skin complete with sweat glands and hair follicles.  It can actually sweat and grow hair. The study was published in Science Advances and where the skin implants were conducted into a living mice.  Results showed that the implanted skin connected well with the nerve and muscle fibers in the body and sprouted hair.  It signifies that the skin can function normally like the natural skin. The researchers took cells from the gums of a mouse in order to develop the artificial skin.  They transformed it to iPS cells which is comparable to stem cells.  The cells were much like part of a mouse embryo.  The researchers implanted the artificial skin with enough tissues into the mice that have been genetically modified to a suppressed immune system and hairless bodies. Peter Hardy Cancer Drug For Baldness Cure, Soon AvailableLike us on Facebook The study aims to help people suffering not only from baldness but also from severe burn and other skin diseases.  Those who have lost their hair through chemotherapy treatment can also benefit from this new results. Admittedly, the researchers advise that it could take few more years to provide the technology to humans. “Our study contributes to the development of bioengineering technologies that will enable future regenerative therapies for patients with burns, scars and alopecia (baldness),” the researchers said. There were previous study related to lab-grown skin and had been successfully used in human patients but was limited to one or two layers of tissue.  Hair follicles and glands releasing sweat and oil are missing in the picture. “Up until now, artificial skin development has been hampered by the fact that skin lacked the important organs, such as hair follicles and exocrine glands, which allow the skin to play its important role in regulation,” said lead researcher, Takashi Tsuji of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology. Tsuji added, “With this new technique, we have successfully grown skin that replicates the function of normal tissue. We are coming ever closer to the dream of being able to recreate actual organs in the lab for transplantation and also believe that tissues grown through this method could be used as an alternative to animal testing of chemicals.” Photo: Peter Hardy, michellehurwitz