July 29 2013, 9:02 am PT | Posted in: Other
Snippet from the article:
Hair loss is a common disorder that affects many men and women due to aging or medical conditions. Current FDA-approved drugs can minimize further hair loss but are unable to regrow new hair. The Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (IBN) has recently engineered a new hair follicle model that could help discover new drugs for hair regeneration1.
IBN Executive Director Professor Jackie Y. Ying said, “We have applied our cell and tissue engineering expertise to create a hair follicle-like structure that is very similar to the native hair follicle. This model allows us to better understand the mechanisms that control the development and growth of hair follicles. We hope that our invention would lead to novel ways to treat hair loss, which affects millions of people worldwide.”
Read the rest — New 3D hair follicle model to accelerate cure for baldness
The title of the article is quite hopeful, but essentially this is something they hope to sell to pharmaceutical companies to aid in their hair loss drug treatment development.