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Health & Fitness Could A Cure For Male Pattern Baldness Be On The Horizon?

07:55  10 may  2018
07:55  10 may  2018 Source:   huffingtonpost.co.uk

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Male - pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss affecting around half of all men by 50 years of age. But there could be a cure for baldness on the horizon after a new drug was discovered. © Provided by Shutterstock Baldness could be a thing of the past thanks to a new drug shown to

Baldness could be a thing of the past thanks to a new drug shown to enhance hair growth. Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Currently only two drugs - minoxidil and finasteride - are available for treatment of male - pattern baldness . However, both drugs have moderate side

  Could A Cure For Male Pattern Baldness Be On The Horizon? © Provided by Shutterstock Baldness could be a thing of the past thanks to a new drug shown to enhance hair growth.

Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Centre for Dermatology Research found the drug, originally designed as a treatment for osteoporosis, has a “dramatic stimulatory effect” on human hair follicles donated by patients undergoing hair transplantation surgery.

Currently only two drugs - minoxidil and finasteride - are available for treatment of male-pattern baldness. However, both drugs have moderate side effects and often produce disappointing hair regrowth results, the researchers said. The only other option available to patients is hair transplantation surgery.

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Baldness could be a thing of the past thanks to a new drug shown to enhance hair growth. Researchers from the University of Manchester’s Currently only two drugs – minoxidil and finasteride – are available for treatment of male - pattern baldness . However, both drugs have moderate side

It could make hair transplantation available to individuals with a limited number of follicles, including those with female- pattern hair loss, scarring alopecia, and Using a DNA analysis, the researchers confirmed that the new hair follicles that grew on the mice’s backs were indeed human and that they

The PhD project, led by Dr Nathan Hawkshaw, sought to develop new ways to promote human hair growth.

The researchers began by looking at the drug Cyclosporine A (CsA), which has been used in the treatment of autoimmune diseases for decades and has a number of side effects, one of which is hair growth.

a man talking on a cell phone © Gary Burchell via Getty Images Upon analysing the drug, the researchers found CsA reduces the protein SFRP1 in the body, which inhibits the growth of hair follicles.

After some detective work, Dr Hawkshaw found that a compound originally developed to treat osteoporosis, called WAY-316606, targets the same mechanism as CsA by specifically reducing SFRP1.

When he then treated hair follicles with WAY-316606, the compound worked like CsA to enhance human hair growth, but without the other side effects.

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The potential male pattern baldness treatment — known clinically as Cyclosporine A — has been used since Minoxidil can cause everything from skin redness to unwanted body hair, dizziness, fainting, chest Currently, the only other way to treat male pattern baldness is through invasive surgical hair

Male pattern baldness affects over half of men to some extent over the age of 50 and most men at some stage in their lives. It is a normal part of the ageing process and overall most men But that could soon come to an end, as scientists now believe that they could cure the condition altogether.

“The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: it could one day make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss,” Dr Hawkshaw commented.

“Clearly though, a clinical trial is required next to tell us whether this drug or similar compounds are both effective and safe in hair loss patients.”

The study is published online in journal PLOS Biology.

Related: 17 Reasons Your Hair Is Thinning (provided by Mom.me)

Genetics: Thinning hair is pretty common. One in four women will experience it, often starting in her twenties. More than 90 percent of those who find their hair has begun to thin have to look no further than their own parents. Of the two types of hair thinning—hereditary and non-hereditary—nearly all cases are due to DNA and not environmental factors. 17 Reasons Your Hair Is Thinning

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