View Full Version : Giving the gift of hair

02-21-2011, 10:58 AM
This article is eleven years old. I don't think I ever saw any update:

Dr. Amanda Reynolds keeps a close eye on her husband's hair. Which is quite easy, because it's growing on her forearm.

She and her husband are researchers at the University of Durham in the U.K. Along with Columbia University dermatologist Angela Christiano, they've developed a new hair transplant technique.

Dr. Christiano says you can't transplant whole hair follicles from person to person. That's because the immune system rejects them. But her team discovered you can transplant the follicle's dermal sheath cells. These cells seem to be protected from the immune system.


02-28-2011, 09:44 PM
Well I guess we can say that this is just one of those research/studies/discoveries that come and go.