Stem cell researchers in Japan may have discovered a quick cure for baldness, McDonald's french fries.
A new study from Yokohama National University states a chemical used in the cooking of the giant food chain's fries has been added to prevent the oil from frothing. Researchers were able to regrow hair on mice by using dimethylpolysiloxane to mass produce "hair follicle germs."
Biomaterials reports the successful preparation of up to 5000 HFGs simultaneously led to new hair growth from the HFGs after transplantation into mice. The study released last week claims the cooking oil addictive as a breakthrough in the experiment.
"The key for the mass production of HFGs was a choice of substrate materials for culture vessel," says the corresponding author Junji Fukuda. "We used oxygen-permeable dimethylpolysiloxane (PDMS) at the bottom of culture vessel, and it worked very well." The technique has only been tried on mice, but researchers believe this technique of hair regenerative medicine may serve as new hair care therapy.