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#1

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Way_to_grow_hair_on_bald_skin_found&in_article_id=352267&in_page_id=34

Someone posted a link to this on xconomy.

Could someone please tell me how to put the link in properly so you can click on it, I can’t seem to get it right.


#2

It should turn it into a link automatically. If not, you just have to click on the link button on the right hand side. Paste the link in the first field, and paste it again, or just a name/ description in the second field.

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Way_to_grow_hair_on_bald_skin_found&in_article_id=352267&in_page_id=34

'Way to grow hair on bald skin found’
Sunday, October 12, 2008

New hope for bald men It’s hair-raising news for millions of men - scientists have revealed they have found a way to grow hair on bald skin.

The breakthrough came after researchers discovered a gene in stem cells which can re-grow hair follicles on mice.

The new stem cells also have all the same identities as an original hair follicle.

The remarkable work overturns previous scientific views about the identity of follible stem cells.

The researchers discovered that mice hair follicles contain a chemical compound called Lgr5 which was previously thought to only live in the intestine and colon.

By transplanting the protein Lgr5 on to the backs of dead eight-week-old mice, the scientists found they could re-grow hair.

Furthermore, the ‘new’ hair follicle would stay healthy and continue to grow for as long as 14 months.

As little as two days after Lgr5 was applied to the dead mouse skin, new stem cells could be detected.

A week later the stem cells were re-populating and had formed new hair follicles.

Mouse hair follicle stem cells have been thought to reside in the ‘bulge’ region of the hair follicle.

Researcher Rune Toftgerd and a team from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden were able to show that the stem cells in mice hair follicles contain the chemical Lgr5 and that such cells proliferate during hair growth.

Isolated stem cells containing Lgr5 can then regenerate complete hair follicles when transplanted onto the backs of nude mice.


#3

new hope for bald men, and then ? MICE MICE MOUSE MICE MOUSE MICE? :expressionless:


#4

» It should turn it into a link automatically. If not, you just have to click
» on the link button on the right hand side. Paste the link in the
» first field, and paste it again, or just a name/ description in the second
» field.
»
» http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Way_to_grow_hair_on_bald_skin_found&in_article_id=352267&in_page_id=34
»
» ‘Way to grow hair on bald skin found’
» Sunday, October 12, 2008
»
»
» New hope for bald men It’s hair-raising news for millions of men -
» scientists have revealed they have found a way to grow hair on bald skin.
»
» The breakthrough came after researchers discovered a gene in stem cells
» which can re-grow hair follicles on mice.
»
» The new stem cells also have all the same identities as an original hair
» follicle.
»
» The remarkable work overturns previous scientific views about the identity
» of follible stem cells.
»
» The researchers discovered that mice hair follicles contain a chemical
» compound called Lgr5 which was previously thought to only live in the
» intestine and colon.
»
» By transplanting the protein Lgr5 on to the backs of dead eight-week-old
» mice, the scientists found they could re-grow hair.
»
» Furthermore, the ‘new’ hair follicle would stay healthy and continue to
» grow for as long as 14 months.
»
» As little as two days after Lgr5 was applied to the dead mouse skin, new
» stem cells could be detected.
»
» A week later the stem cells were re-populating and had formed new hair
» follicles.
»
» Mouse hair follicle stem cells have been thought to reside in the ‘bulge’
» region of the hair follicle.
»
» Researcher Rune Toftgerd and a team from the Karolinska Institute in
» Sweden were able to show that the stem cells in mice hair follicles contain
» the chemical Lgr5 and that such cells proliferate during hair growth.
»
» Isolated stem cells containing Lgr5 can then regenerate complete hair
» follicles when transplanted onto the backs of nude mice.

I will send them an e-mail. I am in Sweden. Karolinska is pretty famous here.


#5

» http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Way_to_grow_hair_on_bald_skin_found&in_article_id=352267&in_page_id=34
»
» Someone posted a link to this on xconomy.
»
» Could someone please tell me how to put the link in properly so you can
» click on it, I can’t seem to get it right.

It looks like every few months some scientist finds a solution to grow hair on mice. Maybe this means that in 10 years we’ll start seeing some of those solutions come down the pipeline for humans.


#6

Now I understand why there is no bald mices… There is a lot of working treatments for them.

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» http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Way_to_grow_hair_on_bald_skin_found&in_article_id=352267&in_page_id=34
» »
» » Someone posted a link to this on xconomy.
» »
» » Could someone please tell me how to put the link in properly so you can
» » click on it, I can’t seem to get it right.
»
» It looks like every few months some scientist finds a solution to grow
» hair on mice. Maybe this means that in 10 years we’ll start seeing some of
» those solutions come down the pipeline for humans.


#7

I doubt it means anything unless they anounce some kind of “human trial”.

» http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?Way_to_grow_hair_on_bald_skin_found&in_article_id=352267&in_page_id=34
»
» Someone posted a link to this on xconomy.
»
» Could someone please tell me how to put the link in properly so you can
» click on it, I can’t seem to get it right.


#8

Man, at first it was the DHT (or some hormone) then the WNT later on the Laminin and now the Lgr5 …what the hell , MPB has proved to be more complex than Aids…Kemp, is the last Lgr5 deal enough for your protocole to work ? go ahead and try it please… or Aderans too, they are the only capable of trying it and test its efficiency right now as they have a ready plateforme for this whole thing…OOOOOO GOD !!!
Striver, go ahead with your email please and keep us informed.

P.S : one more point for all those who insist that hair does not make the man, Just take a look at Clooney with this hair comb over


#9

The last days we had two outstanding news ; the one about that LgR protein and the Chromosome 20 involvement

here is a link about both of them from fox refering to the Sun and the Times

Striver any news from the Swedish Doctor ?! I guess he is receiving a lot of emails by now…Better to tell him that you speak for thousands of board members.


#10

Why won’t they test these compounds on humans? It is infuriating, It is as if they don’t care, or they don’t want to make the research practical. It is beyond me. I wish I was rich and could start my own lab and hire my own scientists and bring a treatment to the market.


#11

» Why won’t they test these compounds on humans? It is infuriating, It is as
» if they don’t care, or they don’t want to make the research practical. It
» is beyond me. I wish I was rich and could start my own lab and hire my own
» scientists and bring a treatment to the market.

Hey, come on…This is good news, it takes time. The researchers have the same goals as we do, they just have a process. They want money, I want my hair…But I’d rather go bald then develop large tumors on my head and die of cancer.