Bald in your 30s? - Take a Pill!

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Bald in your 30s? - Take a Pill!

Post by potty » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:01 pm

Scientists from the Columbia University Medical Centre in New York were able to identify exactly which cells were destroying the hair follicles –they are called T-cell immune cells.
They then tested several treatments known to stop the action of these cells on mice and all resulted in them growing back hair.
The researchers then tested one of these drugs – ruxolitinib – on three men with the condition who were almost completely bald.
They were given a pill to take twice a day and between four and five months all had regrown a full head of hair
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... ition.html
Ruxolitinib (INC424, INCB18424, trade names Jakafi and Jakavi, by Incyte Pharmaceuticals and Novartis) is a drug for the treatment of intermediate or high-risk myelofibrosis, a type of bone marrow cancer.[2][3] It is also being investigated for the treatment of other types of cancer (such as lymphomas and pancreatic cancer),[4] for polycythemia vera,[4] for plaque psoriasis, and for alopecia areata [5].
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruxolitinib
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Re: Bald in your 30s? - Take a Pill!

Post by potty » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:03 pm

initially i thought, this was the announcement of the century - or one of them, but this only applies to those, who lost (loose) hair due to immunesystem-malfunction.

this is mostly in women, but probably also in men - if they become bald very early.
worth a check.

if its confused t-cells attacking the hair-follicles, you can try the drug.
if its testo, then no much will help.

not sure, what part is good and bad news with this.
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