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When will we cure male pattern baldness?
« on: 20/05/2009 01:30:02 »
Mike asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hi Naked Scientists!!! I would like to know how far away you think a cure for male pattern baldness is?

Loving the pod-casts, keep up the excellent work!!!
What do you think?


 

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When will we cure male pattern baldness?
« Reply #1 on: 20/05/2009 02:33:10 »
Male pattern baldness is genetic. So technically they could 'cure' it now I suppose with the right genetic manipulation.

Why have they not? Maybe because it's not really top of the priority list for humans. Maybe it's because it's too expensive for the little evolutionary benefit (if there is any - which I doubt).
AFAIK it's much more difficult to 'replace' hair that has already been lost than it is to 'prevent' hair from falling out. Though anything topical will certainly be short term preventative.
 

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When will we cure male pattern baldness?
« Reply #2 on: 24/05/2009 07:53:40 »
A bit off topic, but there ARE ways to "cure" male baldness.  The options are being pieced with a slightly artificial looking hair hat on your head, or, as I would do, finance a very expensive surgery.  I suggest you read up on Dr. Robert M. Bernstein (from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University) and Dr. William R. Rassman (from the Medical College of Virginia), both are pioneers in the field of hair health, hair transplantation and hair restoration. 
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When will we cure male pattern baldness?
« Reply #3 on: 24/05/2009 12:40:33 »
Hair transplants are not a cure they are a treatment.
 

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