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cathair
May 9th, 2018, 01:55 AM
They are also calming it might lead to a cure it baldness in men.

I'm using the word claiming a lot, they tend to get carried away but it's still interesting. Only tired on a small sample of men.

Potential new cure for baldness has been discovered using a drug originally intended to treat osteoporosis.
Enhanced hair growth is a side-effect of a different drug, cyclosporine A, used to treat autoimmune diseases.
And researchers found it also inhibited a protein, SFRP1, that blocks a molecular pathway, WNT, vital for the growth of many tissues, including hair.
The new cure uses another drug, Way-316606, that was designed to inhibit SFRP1 as treatment for osteoporosis.
Project leader Dr Nathan Hawkshaw, from the University of Manchester, said it could "make a real difference to people who suffer from hair loss".

Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44038756


Study: http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003705 (I have not read yet sorry)

Margarita
May 9th, 2018, 06:27 AM
They are also calming it might lead to a cure it baldness in men.

I'm using the word claiming a lot, they tend to get carried away but it's still interesting. Only tired on a small sample of men.
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Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44038756


Study: http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.2003705 (I have not read yet sorry)

Hmmm, i wouldnt take a certain drug medication for an illness i dont have. If you plan starting taking oral medication, and ofcourse if you dont suffer from osteoporosis, i wouldnt suggest for you or any people to do this because you'll dont know what will happen if you take medicine without perscription or even not having the illness that a drug is required to take. What if there is an alternative way of taking this medicine? Mixing it with something and put it in your scalp?

Lady Stardust
May 9th, 2018, 06:37 AM
As we’re more at risk of osteoporosis as we get older maybe, if we end up on this medication, it could be a happy side effect.

lapushka
May 9th, 2018, 07:10 AM
My mom takes a "regular" bisphosponate for her osteoporosis. I'm unsure this medication belongs to that "category". Still, she has no thickening or more growth from her medication. She has been on it since her late 50s, I think.

EdG
May 9th, 2018, 08:17 AM
Interesting article.


The scientists found that the drug reduced the activity of a protein called SFRP1, a key growth regulator that affects many tissues including hair follicles.

This is a "remedy", not a "cure". The article is overstating the benefit.
Ed