Hair experts say that cases of hair loss rose to a greater extent during the pandemic as a consequence of stress and aftereffects of coronavirus. Over the decade, hair loss has also become more common and even men in their early twenties are becoming affected by it.
For some time now, biotech companies around the world have been trying to reprogram cells to treat hair loss. Thankfully, we are one step closer to completely eradicating hair loss.
Lab-grown Hair Cells for Hair Loss
As the name suggests, lab-grown hair cells are custom hair stem cells created in labs to produce new hair in men and women with permanent hair damage. According to news published in MIT Technology Review, biologists at a silicon valley biotech startup named dNovo are one step closer to a possible solution to overcome hair loss.
Ernesto Lujan - a Stanford University biologist at dNovo - claimed that his team attained success in producing customized hair stem cells to generate new strands. His team has managed to reprogram ordinary cells like fat or blood cells into human hair follicles. The cells are said to be able to evade an immune response that would reject them.
“We’re born with all the hair follicles we’ll ever have—but aging, cancer, testosterone, bad genetic luck, even covid-19 can kill the stem cells that make hair. Once these stem cells are gone, so is your hair. Our company can convert any cell directly into a hair stem cell by changing the patterns of genes active in it.” said Ernesto Lujan. “We have made good progress to begin with and more will be achieved in coming years of research”
dNovo Research on Hair Recovery
Wondering how long it will take for laboratory-grown hair cells to be commercially available? Well, dNovo shared that it is in the early stages of its research work. It has shown the results in laboratory mice but its technology will take a while to produce results for humans.
On investigating further, Lordhair discovered that dNovo isn’t the only company working on lab-grown hair cells. Another biotech organization called Stemson Therapeutics is also making strides into the development of hair cell regeneration technology.
While there are a lot of biotech organizations working on hair recovery, an end product will still take a few years to appear in the market.
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