New Stem Cell Advance May Be Big Step Toward Cure For Hair Loss

January 30, 2015 2:26 PM

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New Stem Cell Advance May Be Big Step Toward Cure For Hair Loss

The scientists, working at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., showed that stem cells derived from human skin can be used to grow hair--at least in mice.

"The method is a marked improvement over current methods that rely on transplanting existing hair follicles from one part of the head to another," Dr. Alexey Terskikh, an associate professor at the institute and a member of the team of researchers who demonstrated the experimental technique, said in...

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