Sandford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute has finally disclosed their research which centers on the cure for baldness in a conference at Los Angeles on Thursday.
Scientist of the Medical Discovery Institute who attended the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) revealed that their new protocol overpowers any key technological encounters that have kept their discovery from the real world.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Alexey Terskikh, also explained that their discovery is a critical breakthrough in the development of cell-based hair loss therapies, adding it is equally a milestone for the regenerative medicine field.
‘Now we have a robust, highly controlled method for generating natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using an unlimited source of human [stem cell]-derived dermal papilla cells.” Terskikh stated.
4 years ago, Dr. Alexey Terskikh had grown hair underneath a mouse skin using the stem cell without the assistance of any growth control. But now, the new protocol now controls how much hair is grown and in what direction.
In achieving this, it was reported that the scientist had attached the human stem cells on mice cells and joined them to a tiny scaffold that will control the direction and integration of their hair growth into the skin.
The scaffolds were explained to have been placed under the mice skin and afterward, hair started coming out through it.
The technique was further explained to have incorporated cells known as Dermal Papillae. It stays in the hair follicle and helps hair length, thickness, and growth.
Specifically, the dermal papilla cells are collected from an induced Pluripotent stem cell. The particular cell act like the embryonic stem cells.
Nevertheless, with the company’s aim to grow hair for customers, bald hair humans can worry no further.