Scientists may have accidentally discovered a cure for baldness

A group of scientists working on ways to reduce the effects of stress on the intestinal tract, may have accidentally stumbled upon a cure for baldness.

So far they know it works pretty well on mice, but the hope is that the effect will be translatable to humans.

The scientists from UCLA, The Salk Institute, and the Oregon Health and Sciences University, were testing the effectiveness of a stress hormone blocker, and once their initial tests were done, they stopped the treatments and put their bald test mice together with the hairy control mice. A couple of months later they came back for some follow up tests, and they were surprised to find that all of the bald mice had regrown their hair.

The group has applied for a patent on using the stress blocker for baldness.

Perhaps that Hair Club For Men guy should be concerned.

Via PopSci

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