Scientists in South Korea have found a cure for baldness, saving millions of men from the horrors of hair loss.
A team at Yonsei University led by Professor Choi Kang Yel created a biochemical injection, called PTD-DBM, which makes an individual’s hair follicles grow back.
The scientists created a protein that causes the growth of new follicles, by treating bald areas with valproic acid, the Korea Herald reports.
The team found a protein called “CXXC-type zinc finger protein 5” that binds to another protein and prohibits new hair follicle growth. The binding protein interferes the Wnt signaling pathway that provokes hair follicle development and regeneration.