McDonald's fries may just be the cure to baldness

11:22 AM | 10 Feb, 2018
McDonald's fries may just be the cure to baldness
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NEW YORK - A Japanese research has found out that McDonald's fries may just be the cure to baldness, according to New York Post.

The stem cell research team from  Yokohama National University has found out that a silicone chemical dimethylpolysiloxane used in the frying oil to prevent splashing has also been successful to mass produce hair follicles on mice.

The use of dimethylpolysiloxane has been credited as groundbreaking in the research. As the HGFs were transplanted on mice, new fair follicles were seen to be growing in the areas that were previously bald.

Professor Junji Fukuda says in the study, "The key for the mass production of HFGs (hair follicle germs) was a choice of substrate materials for the culture vessel. We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well."

He said further, "We hope this technique will improve human hair regenerative therapy to treat hair loss such as androgenic alopecia (male pattern baldness). In fact, we have preliminary data that suggests human HFG formation using human keratinocytes and dermal papilla cells."