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Potential new cure found for baldness


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Osteoporosis drug had a dramatic effect on hair follicles in the lab.

Targets a protein that acts as a brake on hair growth.

Clinical trial needed to see if it is effective and safe in people.

Only two drugs are currently available to treat balding.

The study was published in the PLOS Biology journal.

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Nathan Hawkshaw

Research Associate at The University of Manchester.

PLOS Biology

Journal providing information from all aspects of biology.

University of Manchester

Public research university