Researchers find way to regrow hair
Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 09:24 AM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Researchers have made a potentially huge breakthrough for millions of men and women who are going bald.
Doctors at Columbia University have found a way to grow new human hair.
In a laboratory, they figured out how to create new hair follicles from stem cells.
That's a big advance from previous methods that just transplanted hair follicles from other parts of the body.
This is just a start. So far the new follicle cells have only been tested on mice. It may be five years or more before the technique can be used on humans.