Researchers may have discovered a permanent cure for baldness. This cure is based heavily on the special TGF beta protein, which controls how hair follicles divide and create new cells. Thanks to the findings, we may be able to find new treatment options for baldness and even speed up wound healing.
Scientists may have discovered a permanent cure for baldness
The human body is an intriguing thing, from the way our organs work together to the very cells that make up those organs. Scientists are constantly finding out new things about the human body. One of the most intriguing recent discoveries is how important a single cell type is to hair follicles. It’s so important it could provide a permanent cure for baldness.
Further, the chemical may provide more insight into stem cells, as hair follicles are a source of this vital cell type. This chemical is so intriguing and could lead to progress in finding a cure for hair loss because of its very specific function. The chemical regulates when and how hair follicle cell division occurs.
Aside from providing a possible permanent cure for baldness, this chemical can also control when stem cells divide and die. It could also lead to many other breakthroughs in medicine. The ability to heal and recover wounds quicker is one of the most important. The researchers published a paper on the discovery in the most recent issue of Biophysical Journal.
Finding a permanent cure for baldness would be game-changing. But, if we could also discover a way to make wounds heal faster, we’d open entirely new doors for medicine. That’s why this chemical’s control of hair follicle cells and stem cells is so boggling. If we can discover a way to harness those cells and that control, we could control stem cell division.
Stem cells are important because they can change into almost any other cell type. They are extremely useful in healing wounds. Stem cells can be placed almost anywhere on the body and can mimic or turn into other cells.
But, finding a permanent cure for baldness and even healing wounds faster means finding the perfect balance for this chemical. Apoptosis can be caused by too much. This would cause more hair loss, and even death of cells as the chemical destroys those cells.
Suppose we can determine precisely how the chemical activates cell division and how it communicates with other important genes. In that case, we may be able to activate the cells ourselves and stimulate hair growth. This information can also be used to treat wounds.
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