Fried potatoes from McDonald's can cure baldness
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The chemicals that this famous chain of fast food restaurants use in order to reduce oil splatter in fried potatoes seem to be the secret anti-baldness solution.
Losing up to 100 hairs from the scalp is a normal occurrence so you do not have to worry about that. The best ways to prevent it are food rich in necessary vitamins and hair care that makes scalp healthier. But it seems that Japanese scientists have discovered other way to improve hair growth.
Hair regenerative medicine has emerged in the last years as a new therapy in dealing with this kind of problems. It involves regenerating hair follicles that grow and sustain hair. But the challenge was the preparation of hair follicle germs, which is their reproductive source, on a large scale. The researchers made an attempt to overcome this with a method that leads to seemingly more effective therapy.
The mentioned chemical that can be found in oil—known as dimethylpolysiloxane—is assumed to work well on baldness by allowing production of mass amounts of hair follicle germs. Junji Fukuda, of Yokohama National University said that the research confirmed that this substance has proven right in stimulating hair growth.
‘The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for the culture vessel. We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well.’
Fukuda and his team of scientists have regrown hair in mice using human stem cells. After they seeded the cells in a tiny ‘HFG’ chip called a 300-microwell array and injected them into mice the result was generated follicles and hairs on mice’s body. Within just days the lab mice had furry backs and scalps.
We hope this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). In fact, we have preliminary data that suggests human HFG formation using human keratinocytes and dermal papilla cells- Fukuda adds.
Source: People Magazin