Have research scientist found away to get around the biggest hurdles in hair regenerative medicine?
For now at least, growing HFGs on a large scale is hard. Researchers can only cultivate about 50 of them at once, which isn’t exactly enough to turn Patrick Stewart’s head into Patrick Dempsey’s (really, not even close). The researchers behind this new study discovered that HFGs grow incredibly well in a chemical called dimethylpolysiloxane. In the study, researchers spread a little of the chemical on the bottom of a petri dish, added stem cells, and after a few days, had a whopping 5,000 HFGs. Again, not exactly enough to cover an entire human head, which has an average of 100,000 hair follicles, but a decent start.
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