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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Fried potatoes have found a substance that can protect from hair loss

Fries served in fast food restaurants contain a chemical, which experts expect to find a way to fight baldness. Property that a substance called polydimethylsiloxane appreciated the chef turned out to be unexpectedly useful in the artificial cultivation of hair.

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Technology, the study of which involved experts from the University of Yokohama, involves the growing of new hair using stem cells. As found by the authors of the new study, the effectiveness of this approach can be improved if to apply the polydimethylsiloxane. It is added during preparation of French fries to the oil in this process was not foamed.

One of the most important properties of this chemical is that it breathes well. This polydimethylsiloxane and attracted the attention of scientists. Adding it in special vessels with a substrate, scientists have found the hair follicles, which completed the formation after transplant laboratory mice. As a result, rodents grew a few tufts of hair.

About opening the newspaper reports metro.co.uk. If it is not specified whether the study results published in any scientific journal.

To activate follicle stem cells responsible for hair growth, for combating hair loss, in August last year suggested a group of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. Even then, in the course of experiments on laboratory mice found out that the technique really allows you to activate the stem cells of the hair follicle in a situation where it is for one reason or another not going on a “natural” way (however, if this is not used a special “vessels”. Prior to that, various experts have discovered genes somehow influencing the likelihood of early baldness.

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