From at least the time of the ancient Egyptians, humans have sort to restore hair growth. Methods ranging from the bizarre, just like covering the scalp with animal excrement, to the drinking of dangerous potions made by quacks, and everything in between, was tried and failed. Giant strides to prevent and cure baldness across the globe. Usually, they are not only one ones going down the regeneration route. Earlier this year, scientists at SanfordBurham Medical Research Institute in California, let’s say, made a similar announcement citing similar methods.
That’s interesting. While in the United States, in Japan some 18 million people suffer from hair loss, Surely it’s more than three times that number men outnumbering females by more than two to one. Seriously. Hormones can impact the cycle, as can the health and aging. Until now, if a follicle suffered damage, that was it. To make the method work as a commercial business will require ‘high precision’ bioengineering skills and devices.
Accordingly the researchers at RIKEN, led by Takashi Tsuji, have already demonstrated they can regenerate body parts including teeth, certain glands and hair follicles in mice in a process known as the primordium method. Besides, the magic ingredient employed is stem cells. Source. Conventional method of hair transplantation treatment compared to proposed follicular regenerative method. On top of this, they do nothing to stop further shedding. Though effective hair transplants been around for and later cultivated to increase their number by many orders of magnitude. Follicle thence goes into hibernation and sheds the hair.
Hair will continue to grow out of a follicle for between 3 to 7 years.