The Cure For Male Pattern Baldness: Bears

Posted by on December 8th, 2011

Are you suffering from male pattern baldness? Would you like to feel younger, more confident and regain your youthful swagger?

Why not take a note from the majestic bear! Yes, instead of turning to stem cell treatments one Dr. Cheng-Ming Chuong, a professor at the University of Southern California suggests we take a page from how our forrest friends regrow their winter coats.

…a treatment could aim at altering the environment around hair follicles, rather than implanting stem cells within them.

These outside signals that are present in animals are missing in people.

“This extra follicle-affecting factor has disappeared during human evolution,” so human hair follicles are activated only by signals internal to the hair follicle, Chuong told MyHealthNewsDaily.

Unconfirmed are reports that such a treatment would involve snagging a fish out of a moving stream with your mouth. But… you know… it couldn’t hurt.

[Live Science]

One Response to “The Cure For Male Pattern Baldness: Bears”

  1. mxyzptlk Says:

    What’s awesome about this is the potential run-amok effect, where more than just the follicles on the head get activated.

    All people could start sporting pelts again, not just those from the Caucasus. And once some of our fur-bearing brethren get out and about, that might put a damper on ancient alien theorists who just know humans were engineered by grays (or lizard people) because *gasp!* we don’t have body hair like other mammals.