Yale scientist regrows hair on bald man with the help of Arthritis drug

June 20, 2014 11:03 PM

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Yale scientist regrows hair on bald man with the help of Arthritis drug

YALE – A certain Arthritis drug helped a 25-year old man regrow hair after a rare disease left him completely hairless. The man suffers from alopecia universalis, an autoimmune disease that causes complete hair loss. There is no known cure for it, but Yale researchers found a way to allow the man to successfully grow his hair back, including eyebrows, eyelashes, facial hair, and body hair.

“The results are exactly what we hoped for,” Dr. Brett A. King, assistant professor of dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine and senior author of a paper outlining the results, said in a statement. “This is a huge step forward in the treatment of patients with this condition. While it’s ...

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