Scientists say they believe they are close to finding a cure baldness. This is welcome news millions of people worldwide who are losing their hair or who are bald. Researchers a medical institute California have been working developing stem cells that can regenerate hair growth. The scientists say their technique has been successful implanting and developing fresh growth a way that replicates natural hair reproduction. Researcher Alexey Terskikh said: "Our new protocol overcomes key technological challenges....Now we have a robust, highly controlled method generating natural-looking hair that grows the skin using an unlimited source human stem cells."
Baldness affects approximately half men worldwide the age of 50. Products hair replacement and hair transplants have developed a multi-billion-dollar global industry. Hair transplant surgery can cost to $50,000. Scientists have been working finding a cure decades. The process of hair loss usually begins in men when they are their early twenties or thirties. This can lead to anxiety and a loss of self-confidence. Many men worry receding hairlines, bald spots and baldness. Baldness is also a problem women. Many women suffer thinning hair later life. A doctor said: "Hair loss profoundly affects many people's lives."