Researchers find way to regrow hair

Updated: Tuesday, October 22 2013, 08:24 AM EDT
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(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.



Researchers find way to regrow hair
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