Help may soon be hand for those who are losing or have lost their hair. A team Japanese scientists has discovered stem cells that are vital the hair regeneration process. This is promising news the millions of people worldwide who suffer baldness. A cure has eluded scientists decades, despite extensive research and significant investment research. The scientists are now embarking clinical research and laboratory trials. They hope to adapt the stem cells to finally create a therapy hair loss. Baldness predominantly affects men. the age of 35, around two-thirds of men will experience some degree of hair loss. By the age of 50, to 85 per cent will experience significantly thinning hair.
The scientists took fur cells mice and cultured them the lab. They observed that hair growth was a cyclical process the follicle. They analysed the stem cells and used 220 combinations chemicals to make the hair regrow naturally. Lead scientist Takashi Tsuji said: "Our culture system establishes a method cyclical regeneration hair follicles from hair follicle stem cells and will help make hair follicle regeneration therapy a reality the near future." He added: "Losing hair is not life-threatening, but it adversely affects the quality life." Sam Baker, a 52-year-old bank worker, hopes the therapy works. He said: "Having a full head hair again will make me look ten years younger".