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Dogs May Help Bald Men Regrow Their Hair

Filed under: Science!DogAmazing

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A cure for baldness might be able to borrow from how dogs' winter coats come in.

The hair growth is triggered by hormones and signals coming from elsewhere in the body.

Those signals vary with the seasons.

A researcher said:

"The hair-follicle stem cell is not only listening to the voice in the stem cell, but also the voice from outside."

So instead of using stem cells, they may be able to alter the environment around the hair follicles that allows them to receive the outside signals.

"This extra follicle-affecting factor has disappeared during human evolution.

To deal with the hair growth, you not only try to help the stem cell, but you can improve the 'soil,' like — You put a tulip bulb in a nicer soil, you will grow a nicer hair."

So not only are dogs cute, but they could help bald men to get their hair back!

We love dogs!!

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Scientists Growing Burgers In Petri Dishes!

Filed under: Wacky, Tacky & TrueFoodScience!

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Animals, rejoice! There may be SOME relief on the way!

A scientist in the Netherlands has announced that he's working on creating "cultured meat," which consists of "burgers or sausages grown in laboratory Petri dishes rather than [being] made from slaughtered livestock." Wowsa!

Vascular biologist Mark Post says that the first "lab-grown hamburger" will cost approximately $345,000 to create, and it should be coming soon.

Here's what Post had to say about it:

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Introducing - The Skin Gun!

Filed under: FitnessHealthSurgery

WOW!

The latest break-through in burn surgery sounds and looks like something off an episode of Futurama!

The "Skin Gun" as they call it, uses stem cells to grow skin for burn victims in a matter of a few days!

We just wish the Skin Gun's inventor didn't sound so much like Dr. Frankenstein.

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Scientists Successfully Force Cells To Change Their Identity

Filed under: HealthMedicine

Scientists Successfully Force Cells To Change Their Identity

As far as we’re concernd, scientists can perform magic!

They’ve figured out how to make one type of cell transform into another, opening up the possibility of one day being able to repair patients' organs instead of getting them new ones from donors.

While stem cells have long been thought to be the answer to this type of problem, scientists are starting to believe that we can bypass stem cells altogether and just trick normal cells into turning into something else.

We hope they continue to make progress in this area! So many people could be helped by this!!

[Image via AP Images.]

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