Hope for Hair Loss

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Columbia University Medical Center researcher’s say there’s a better way to restore hair, using the patient’s own cells.

    Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have outlined a revolutionary new hair restoration method that uses a patient’s own cells to generate new human hair. This new method is particularly good news for women with hair loss, as well as men in the early stages of baldness.  Hair transplant surgery often doesn’t work for women due to lack of donor hair.  The method involves cloning the cells fromdermal papillae in tissue culture then transplanting them back into the dermis and epidermis of human skin.  Lab tests successfully resulted in hair growth that lasted at least six weeks.  These tests were done on lab rats and researchers say there still needs to be human testing before it can be a viable method for humans.