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Cure for Baldness Moves Closer to Reality

by Kathy Jones on  August 21, 2012 at 8:25 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
A cure for baldness could be a reality in the next two years after a team of American researchers revealed that they have identified the gene which is responsible for triggering baldness.
 Cure for Baldness Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers from Pennsylvania University said that they have found the gene which regulates the levels of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), an enzyme which has been found to direct follicles to stop producing hair.

The researchers said that they have contacted a number of pharmaceutical companies over the possibility of developing a drug that could stop the effects of the enzyme, adding that there are already drugs available in the market, which reduce PGD2 levels.


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Nice article. It was very informative!
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