In a recent issue of the Forum, I reviewed some of the relevant research on follicular cell implantation (“hair cloning”) over the last ten years.1 In this column, I’ll review recent studies that relate to this topic as well, and in particular a recent report from Cotsarelis and his group (cited above). Although these reports add even more complexity, they also give us new hope that cell therapy may someday actually work.
As with any medical field of practice, innovation continues to drive results. So what is happening in the research field of Hair Loss? One area that continues to be growing is with ongoing research and testing in the area of genetics. “Clock Controlled” genes, for example, have been found in the normal hair cycle but to date, no findings yet on how to “turn off/on” the clock to help in genetic hair loss.
Believe it or not there are many reasons for hair loss and hair thinning occuring in women, this is not uncommon. India.com recently reported an increase number of women seeking help and answers on why hair loss affects them. The great news, help is out there and the hair restoration industry has come a long way.
Want a strong, shiny, healthy head of hair? A balanced diet that includes protein, iron and other nutrients is key. Online publication Style Bistro, consulted with ISHRS' Dr. Alan Bauman on what foods are best to eat to maintain Hair Health. Read more for his recommendations.
WebMD recently sat down with ISHRS' Dr. Kenneth Washenik to discuss the many treatments in the works. “The development of new treatments, including drugs and cell-based approaches for hair loss, is at an all-time high,” states Kenneth J. Washenik, MD, PhD.
A recent study published in Nature,finds 2 distinct fibroblasts in the skin layers; the upper layer that produces hair folicles and lower layer responsible for making skins collagen fibres. Read more on how scientists may have revolutionized treatment for hair loss, scarring and more!