Month: January 2015

Hair grown from stem cells breakthrough

Researchers from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have used human stem cells to generate new hair. The research team developed a protocol that encourages human pluripotent stem cells to become dermal papilla cells. Dermal papilla cells are a group of cells that regulate hair-follicle formation and growth cycle. Human dermal papilla Cells are not suitable for …

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Tonsillectomy may assist patients with recalcitrant psoriasis

Tonsillectomy may be an option that can result in improvement in psoriasis, for patients with recalcitrant psoriasis associated with episodes of tonsillitis, according to a review published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Researchers reviewed 20 studies involving 545 psoriasis patients who were evaluated for or underwent tonsillectomy. …

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Benefit of supplement for female pattern hair loss

A nutritional supplement including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and antioxidants was beneficial in treating female pattern hair loss through improving hair density and reducing the telogen percentage, according to a study published online in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. The 6 month study involved 120 women and assessed the benefit of supplementation with Omega …

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