MatriStem MicroMatrix – Regenerative Medicine and Hair Cloning

January 15, 2010

On January 6, 2010 a press release was issued with the headline “Researchers Develop First Successful Hair Cloning Technique – Major Advancement In Hair Restoration.” Since that date there has been a lot of online (and offline) discussion about how accurate the press release really was.
For years, hair cloning has been looked at as the [...]

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Eleven, Bald, Brave, and Successful!

August 12, 2008

Olivia Rusk lost all of her hair at age two, just after she had her childhood vaccines. Although her hair grew back by the time Olivia turned four, she recently lost all her hair again and this time it wasn’t just the hair on her head. Her eyebrows and eyelashes fell out too.
Olivia suffers from [...]

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The Bald Truth’s New Website

August 10, 2008

Many of you already know that Spencer Kobren, American Hair Loss Association Founder, also runs a weekly radio program called The Bald Truth. Recently, The Bald Truth’s website got a thorough makeover including plenty of fresh features and a slick new interface design.
While the images and color scheme largely remain the same, the new site [...]

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The History of Hair Transplant Surgery

July 9, 2008

Hair transplant surgery originated in Japan. In 1939, Dr. Okuda, a Japanese dermatologist developed a breakthrough process to restore hair loss caused by scalp injuries and for burn victims. He used a punch technique, which involved extracting small sections of hair-bearing skin and implanting these into even smaller holes in the areas where skin had [...]

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Hair Loss in Children (Part Two) – Additional Causes and Treatments

July 6, 2008

In a previous article, we looked at the two most common causes of hair loss in children, tinea capitis and alopecia areata. Although those are the most likely causes, they are not the only ones. Trauma and a condition called telogen effluvium can also cause hair loss in the young.
Trauma
Trauma to the hair shaft [...]

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Hair Loss in Children – The Most Common Causes

July 5, 2008

If you think hair loss in children is extremely rare, you’ll be surprised to learn it’s not that uncommon. Approximately three percent of all pediatric visits in the U.S. are related to children’s hair loss. Hair loss is difficult for most adults. When it comes to children, it’s heartbreaking.
The good news is that most children [...]

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