Posted by Gary Heron, on October 22nd, 2013, under TRICHOLOGIST
Scientists say the method can grow new follicles using a patient’s own hair cells.
A pioneering technique to create new hair follicles could finally banish male baldness, while returning hair to women and burns victims.
A British and American team of scientists say for the first time they have found a way to generate natural follicles from clumps of cells that are capable of sprouting human hair.
ITV News’ Damian Green reports on a treatment that could help ordinary people follow some famous faces in returning hair to their heads:
Although the study is at an early stage, the researchers are confident clinical trials could begin “in the near future”.
Building on work led by Professor Colin Jahoda at the University of Durham, scientists in New York tested cloned cells from seven human donors that were grated onto the backs of mice.
In five of the tests, the transplants resulted in new hair growth that lasted at least six weeks.
Professor Angela Christiano, from Columbia University Medical Centre in New York, explained why the new advance is so significant.
Current hair-loss medications tend to slow the loss of hair follicles or potentially stimulate the growth of existing hairs from the back of the scalp to the front.
Our method, in contrast, has the potential to actually grow new follicles using a patient’s own cells
-PROFESSOR ANGELA CHRISTIANO
She said women especially were set to benefit from the new method if the forthcoming trials are successful.
About 90% of women with hair loss are not strong candidates for hair transplantation surgery because of insufficient donor hair.
(But this method) could make hair transplantation available to individuals with a limited number of follicles, including those with female pattern hair loss, scarring alopecia, and hair loss due to burns.
-PROFESSOR ANGELA CHRISTIANO
Professor Jahoda said the next stage of research must focus on the properties of the new hair follicles and the interaction with patients’ existing hair cells.
Posted by Admin, on October 8th, 2013, under TRICHOLOGIST
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Posted by Gary Heron, on September 17th, 2013, under CELEBRITY HAIR LOSS
Kristen Stewart has been showing signs of alarming hair loss, which has concerned her friends. (Photo: Reuters)
Kristen Stewart isn’t known for her cheery smile in paprazzi shots, as the star is notorious for her dislike of being publicly photographed, but recent pictures of the actress reveal some shocking hair loss that friends claim may be due to stress over losing Robert Pattinson, the Daily Mail reports.
The 23-year old actress was recently photographed in Berlin, Germany, where she is currently filming her new movie, “Sils Maria”, wearing her long brown hair swept back to the side, noticeably bald in some spots. Hair loss is often a symptom of severe stress, and insiders recently told Now magazine that there is widespread concern over the star in her circles, as her friends reportedly believe she needs a break as she is becoming increasingly overwhelmed after losing her “Twilight” beau Robert Pattinson earlier this year.
“Kristen’s circle are so concerned about her that two of her friends have flown to Germany to see her,” an insider told Now. “They want to take her to a de-stressing yoga retreat on the outskirts of Berlin. They’ve also begged Rob to visit her on set. They fear the stress is getting worse because she’s been trying to make contact with him and he’s ignoring all of her call.”
While conflicting reports over the past month have claimed that Stewart and Pattinson are likely getting back together, it looks as though that may not happen as soon as fans were hoping, if at all. However, all reports on Stewart seem to confirm that the actress has been badly missing her ex-boyfriend, who broke things off with her for good this spring, allegedly because he could no longer trust her in the wake of her highly publicized affair with her then-married film director, Rupert Sanders.
Though the two have remained friends and Pattinson has even visited Stewart’s home in Los Feliz, Calif., it seems as though Pattinson may not be so privvy to the reunion that Stewart has been planning over the past few months. This has taken quite a toll on the star, especially where her hair is concerned. The actress has been seen wearing extensions to cover up her hair loss while on the set of her new movie.
“It appears Kristen has telogen effluvium,” hair expert Gary Heron from The Hair Centre in Westminster said to the Daily Mail. “This means the growth of hair is interrupted prematurely and the growth cycle isn’t as it should be. Her hair is very thin and the loss looks extensive. Kristen is far too young for this not to have been caused by stress. To remedy the situation, Kristen needs to change her lifestyle. She should start eating a balanced diet, which will assist regrowth, and take better care of her hair.”
Click here to see photos of Kristen Stewart’s troublesome hair loss that was captured while paparazzi photographed her in Berlin, on the set of her new movie.
Posted by Gary Heron, on September 17th, 2013, under TRICHOTALK
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A Swedish researcher has won the lg Nobel Prize for improbable research after he solved the mystery of why people’s hair was inexplicably turning green in southern Sweden last year.
Johan Pettersson, an environmental engineer from Trelleborg, was awarded the parody prize at Harvard University in Boston on Thursday.
“My children say that it’s only their dad who can win such a prize. They really think I’m a bit of a nerd,” he told Sveriges Television (SVT).
” A Swede who had previously won the prize called me to tell me. It was extremely overwhelming and he had to ring twice so it would sink in.”
Petterson’s discovery came after several formerly blonde inhabitants of Anderslov in southern Sweden suddenly had green hair.
The engineer came to the conclusion that it was the copper pipes that were to blame, as they weren’t properly coated in the new houses.
Hot water being left in the pipes overnight caused the copper to seep into the water system, leaving the tap water with five times as much copper as usual.
As copper has a naturally green dying effect, any residents in new houses in the area who showered using the tap water found they suddenly had green hair.
According to the prize’s official website, the lg Nobel Prizes honour achievements that first make people laugh then think.
“The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative – and spur people’s interest in science, medicine and technology.”
Posted by Gary Heron, on September 12th, 2013, under CELEBRITY HAIR LOSS, TRICHOLOGIST
Published September 10 2013. Find a link to the article here.
KRISTEN STEWART DISPLAYS NOTICEABLE HAIR LOSS ‘FOLLOWING SPLIT FROM ROBERT PATTINSON’
She’s had a difficult few months following her split from Robert Pattinson.
And it seems Kristen’s traumatic personal life has taken a toll on the 23-year-old actress, who has been seen with what seems to be a large bald patch on her head.
Kristin, who usually conceals her locks beneath hats and caps, was pictured in Berlin, Germany, last month displaying the dramatic hair loss on the right side of her scalp – thought to be down to stress.
Stress related: Kristen Stewart displayed noticeable hair loss in Berlin, Germany, last month.
Thinning locks: It is believed that Kristen’s hair loss stems from the stress she has been under following her split from Robert Pattinson earlier this year
That’s better: Kristen’s hair looked fine from the other side, as she wears it swept over
In fact, the hair loss is so severe that Kristen’s friends are said to be getting increasingly concerned about her fragile state of mind.
Time for a change: A hair expert said Kristen needs to reduce the amount of stress in her life
A source told Now magazine: ‘Kristen’s circle are so concerned about her that two of her friends have flown to Germany to see her. They want to take her to a de-stressing yoga retreat on the outskirts of Berlin. They’ve also begged Rob to visit her on set. They fear the stress is getting worse because she’s been trying to make contact with him and he’s ignoring all of her calls.’
It was reported recently that Kristen has been trying to arrange a reunion with her Twilight ex Robert, from whom she split earlier this year after their relationship failed to get past her infidelity with married film director Rupert Sanders.
But Robert is said to be unwilling to give Kristen another chance, having decided once and for all that their romance is over.
Kristen has been in Berlin shooting her new movie Sils Maria in Germany, alongside co-star Juliette Binoche.
Hiding the evidence: Kristen was later seen wearing her brunette hair tied up into a bun
According to reports, Kristen has been using hair extensions in a bid to conceal the hair loss while shooting the movie.
Hair expert Gary Heron from The Hair Centre in Westminster said after seeing the pictures of Kristen: “It appears Kristen has telogen effluvium. This means the growth of hair is interrupted prematurely and the growth cycle isn’t as it should be.
‘Her hair is very thin and the loss looks extensive. Kristen is far too young for this not to have been caused by stress. To remedy the situation, Kristen needs to change her lifestyle.
‘She should start eating a balanced diet, which will assist regrowth, and take better care of her hair”.
Puffing away: Later in the day, Kristen was seen smoking as she enjoyed a day out with her friends in Berlin
Quick change: Kristen changed and wore a shirt and jacket over her white T-shirt
Retail therapy: Kristen and her friend were seen heading into a clothes store