Navigation Links
Stem Cells Found To Offer Promise For Hair Growth

Hair grows from cells located at the base of the hair follicle. Hair follicles continuously cycle through growth, rest, and re-growth phases. In many people with hair loss, however, // the follicles do not cycle correctly, with a growing number of abnormal follicles entering longer resting phases and producing only tiny invisible hairs.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have isolated stem cells responsible for hair follicle growth. The findings, may serve as the foundation for new hair loss and skin grafting treatments.

To test their theory, researchers used sophisticated cell labeling techniques to track the decedents of the stem cells during normal hair growth and isolate them in adult mice. They transplanted a slurry of these cells into the skin of a different set of adult mice with no immune systems. (The absence of an immune system prevented the mice from rejecting the stem cell transplant.)

Within four weeks, the transplanted cells made new hair follicles that produced new hair. "Now that we can isolate stem cells involved in hair growth, we can develop targets for manipulating hair growth," say specialists . Researchers say that they hope to one day isolate stem cells in an adult scalp and transplant those cells to other areas of the scalp, generating new follicles and hair growth.

The findings have implications not only for hair growth, but also for burn treatments. The cells that have been isolated not only make hair follicles, but also can make other skin cells.

Thus researchers of the study conclude on a positive note saying that one day, doctors may be able to isolate and use stem cells in skin grafts for burn patients, generating better grafts with hairs.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
2. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
3. Gene Therapy Destroys Pancreatic Cancer Cells
4. Stem Cells Have Few Mutations
5. Heart may pull Cells from Body to Self-repair
6. Cells critical for asthma development found
7. Vitamin D Wipes out Cancer Cells
8. Bone Marrow Cells Help Heart Attack Patients
9. Islet Cells May Lead to Diabetes CureChildren
10. Bone Marrow Cells Could Yield A New Lease of Life
11. Embryonic Cells Might Prevent Parkinson’s Disease From Worsenin
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:8/14/2018)... IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... August 14, 2018 ... ... nation’s leading dental support organizations (DSO) with nearly 400 affiliated offices across 16 ... & Orthodontics in San Diego, California. , Smile Brands will provide full-service ...
(Date:8/11/2018)... ... August 10, 2018 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded a five-star ... gout? This painful, persistent condition originates in the liver and is characterized by ... acid. Other contributing factors may be medication side effects, overweight, and unhealthy diet. ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... Thousands of ... ruptured, according to cross-referenced data from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), ... rates monitored by the FDA. As an MRI is recommended by FDA after ...
(Date:8/9/2018)... ... August 09, 2018 , ... RiverGlade Capital (“RiverGlade”), is ... and will have an exclusive relationship with the firm. As an Operating ... human capital sourcing, and deal origination, evaluation and diligence. He brings a ...
(Date:8/7/2018)... , ... August 07, 2018 , ... ... its line of Nancy’s Probiotic Foods. These rich, cream-on-top-style yogurts are made with ... grains, yielding milk that's high in omega-3 fatty acids. Nancy’s sources the milk ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... August 03, 2018 , ... Flexefits, a pioneer in direct ... especially for its allowing participants in Direct Primary Care arrangements to keep HSA eligibility ... at $150 per individual and $300 per family per month.) , “We are very ...
(Date:8/3/2018)... ... , ... In order to improve safety for everyone throughout the summer, personal ... significant risks of injury that many amusement park rides present during the summer months. ... a thrilling ride on a roller coaster. Unfortunately, these fun times can quickly turn ...
(Date:8/2/2018)... ... 02, 2018 , ... What: The Wharton School is pleased to invite business ... up to five business reporters who cover aspects of public policy to attend the ... Each funding opportunity covers the cost of tuition, course materials, most group meals, lodging ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: