Scientists Discover Protein Responsible for Male Baldness

By Lissette Talledo

The cure for male pattern baldness may arrive fairly soon!

Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have narrowed down baldness to a single protein which causes hair loss. Researchers used men with baldness, as well as lab mice, in their studies. They found that this protein is abundant in the hair follicles found in bald spots but not in those with hair. Testosterone also plays a role by causing hair follicles to shrink, which creates a baldness appearance.

Drugs are currently in clinical trials and there may be a cream that could treat baldness. The treatment that is being developed could possibly be used as a preventative measure and could also help hair regrow.

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