Evidence behind reports of new baldness cure is a little thin

Conclusion The current study identified a group of cells in the hair follicles of mice which are important both in forming the hair shaft to allow hair growth, and also in maintaining hair colour. So far this research has been in mice, but the basic biology of cells in mammals is very similar, so it seems likely that the findings would also apply to humans. Researchers are also likely to want to perform tests on human cells in the laboratory to confirm their findings. The findings represent an advance in what is known about how hair grows and maintains its colour. However, this doesn't automatically mean the researchers are "on the cusp of developing a cream or ointment to cure baldness or stop hair turning grey" as suggested in the Mail. The research is at an early stage, and the researchers themselves note that they still need to carry out studies to look at whether the loss of hair colour is reversible. Carrying out research takes time, and not every advance in understanding results in successful treatments. Read more advice about hair loss and possible treatment options. Links To The Headlines Scientists studying cancer stumble on 'breakthrough' in search for baldness cure. The Daily Telegraph, May 7 2017 Skin cell discovery could spell cure for baldness and grey hair: Breakthrough found by accident could lead to cream to treat both. Daily Mail, May 8 2017 Baldness breakthrough as scientists finally identify cells which cause hair loss. Metro, May 8 2017...
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Authors: Higashihara T, Okada A, Nakamura Y, Saigusa H, Homma S, Matsumura M, Kusano T, Shimizu A, Takano H Abstract We performed a renal biopsy for nephrotic syndrome in a patient with squamous cell lung carcinoma, which can worsen the prognosis. Chemoradiation therapy was effective for the cancer and proteinuria; we thus inferred that the nephrotic syndrome had been closely associated with the carcinoma. A pathological analysis of the kidney showed monoclonality for λ chain, satisfying the diagnostic criteria of proliferative glomerulonephritis with monoclonal immunoglobulin deposits (PGNMID); however, con...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe results of this study showed that lung volume changes were not a cause for concern in breast cancer patients. There are three reasons to support this conclusion. Lung volume changes and percentage reductions in LVP for each Gy increase of MLD and each percentage increase of V20 in each lobe were small; patients were asymptomatic during the follow-up period; and LVP showed partial improvements after 6 months.
Source: Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionUsing robust optimization for skin flash in breast IMRT planning is feasible. Further investigation is warranted to confirm the clinical effectiveness of this novel approach.
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractThe use of conventional chemotherapy in the treatment of cancer has been restricted by the lack of cell specificity, which causes toxicity regarding healthy cells resulting in limiting side effects responsible for low therapeutic efficiency. To overcome these drawbacks, the design of prodrugs has evolved and improved by covalently linking the drug through a degradable spacer. The use of these prodrugs as drug delivery systems, which are able to inactivate the drug during its biodistribution to specifically deliver the drug to its target, is an important breakthrough in cancer therapy. This strategy consisting in th...
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe exposure –response analysis suggested that intermittent 7-day veliparib 120 mg BID dosing in a 21-day cycle provided additional efficacy without meaningfully impacting the safety and tolerability when co-administered with carboplatin and paclitaxel in patients with BRCA-deficient breast cancer. A higher d ose of veliparib is unlikely to provide greater benefit in this combination in patients with BRCA-deficient recurrent or metastatic breast cancer.
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
AbstractThioredoxin (Trx), thioredoxin reductase (TrxR), and NADPH are key members of the Trx system that is involved in redox regulation and antioxidant defense. In recent years, several researchers have provided information about the roles of the Trx system in cancer development and progression. These reports indicated that many tumor cells express high levels of Trx and TrxR, which can be responsible for drug resistance in tumorigenesis. Inhibition of the Trx system may thus contribute to cancer therapy and improving chemotherapeutic agents. There are now a number of effective natural and synthetic inhibitors with chemo...
Source: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Date: Wednesday, 10 16, 2019; Speaker: Rowan Chlebowski, MD, PhD, Chief and Senior Investigator, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Building: Building 10 (Clinical Center); Lipsett Amphitheater
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
Date: Thursday, 11 14, 2019; Speaker: Ulrike Lorenz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, University of Virginia; Building: Building 6B; 4B-429
Source: NIH Calendar of Events - Category: American Health Source Type: events
The prostate cancer community mourns the loss of Gerald Chodak, MD, an influential and iconic figure in urology.Medscape Urology
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Urology News Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our findings suggest that adenine inhibits the growth of colon cancer cells. Anticancer activity of adenine in colon cancer cells is attributable to the activation of apoptotic signaling and in turn the AMPK/mTOR pathway. Adenine represents a natural compound with anticancer potency. PMID: 31611925 [PubMed]
Source: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Tags: Evid Based Complement Alternat Med Source Type: research
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