Anyone who has gone through the process of balding can attest to the fact that it is one experience that can be troubling.
You begin to morph right before your own eyes. A patch in the middle of your crown appears and begins to widen.
Just as your hairline recedes to meet it, leaving a smooth scalp behind.
You try everything you can lay your hands on, in the bid to stop this hairline retreat. Pills, sprays, cream, oil, diets and more.
And you watch, knowing you can’t do anything about it.
As of 2017, there isn’t any official cure for hair loss.
But that could be changing now as some scientists in the Netherlands have found something that could be a turning point in reversing hair loss.
You see, these researchers from Erasmus University Medical Centre were trying to prove how some type of peptide therapy could help better kidney function in lab rats.
But as the experiment progressed, they found out something else that was pretty much significant.
The lab mice that received the peptide therapy started growing back fur and reversing the aging process.
They were able to run at a speed double that if their counterparts despite being age mates.
This showed that peptide therapy was indeed good for stamina, strength and basically reviving youth.
Science Alert did a good job in narrating this experiment…
“The treatment specifically targets senescent cells – damaged cells that build up as we get older and lead to inflammation and health problems. If similar results can be replicated in human trials, these peptides could form the basis of new treatments for age-related disease.”
And the results themselves,
“After the peptide was administered, the effects in the mice were dramatic: missing fur reappeared, kidney function improved, and the treated animals were able to run twice as far as the untreated control group.”
This could be a breakthrough for a lot of people who are struggling with the aging process and its effects.
Now, despite the interesting results from this experiment, no one can be sure that it could be transfered to human beings.
More work is still being done in that direction and in time, we would know if this would be fit for human beings.
Cell has published the experiment and so you could look it up here…