South Korean scientists claim baldness breakthrough


In South Korea, researchers claim they have discovered a hair regrowth hormone that could cure the scourge of male pattern baldness.

Professor Kang-Yell Choi of Yonsei University, Seoul, reports that the biochemical, dubbed PTD-DMB, instigated hair growth on mice after 28 days of use. PTD-DBM reportedly stops CXXC-type zine finger protein 5 and disheveled proteins from binding. When these two proteins do bind, they disrupt the pathway that controls follicle regeneration and wound healing.

Human testing is pending.