Research Suggests Fresh Way to Prevent Hair Loss

Let’s take a step away from the election chaos for a moment to bring you some breaking news regarding male pattern baldness.

A research study from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine found a mechanism that “may be disrupted in male pattern baldness.” During studies of hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED)  – a rare inherited disorder of skin, hair follicles, nails, sweat glands, and teeth – the scientists identified this mechanism.

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It’s not uncommon for studies of rare disorders to stumble upon insights into more common conditions. This latest discovery could mark a significant breakthrough in research into male pattern baldness.

Researchers found that the long-term absence of the WNT10A gene “leads to miniaturization of hair follicle structures and enlargement of the associated sebaceous glands, a phenomenon that is also observed in male pattern baldness.”
Further research suggests that small molecule drugs could potentially be used to treat hair thinning and prevent hair loss.

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