regenerative medicine

Cultured follicles offer hope for beating baldness

Old cell-growth method moves hair restoration technique from mice to humans.

Life seemed to be unfair to balding people. More than four decades ago, scientists found a way grow hair follicles in hairless rodents by cultivating skin cells in a dish and implanting them under the skin. But when they tried the same thing in humans, it never worked. Now, a simple tweak to the culturing technique shows that there might be hope for countering baldness. Read more in Nature.