A Cure For Baldness Is Two Years Away

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According to George Cotsarelis, head of dermatology at Pennsylvania University, he is in discussions with major pharmaceutical companies to produce a lotion that will cure baldness within the next two years.

Cotsarelis and his team last year identified the enzyme that instructs follicles to stop producing hair, prostaglandin D2 (PGD2), and now they’re working to bring a topical cream to market within the next two years.

Good news for many of us!

Baldness cure could be on shelves in two years [Telegraph]

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  • Too late for me. Alas.

    • ackwired

      And for me. But hey, when we get out of the shower, we’re done!

  • jim_m

    Still can’t cure stupid and even if you could most of the left would refuse treatment.

  • Vagabond661

    Is this the same one that causes you to lose the hair on your head then grows it on your back? Just curious.

  • Now if they just figure out a way for the barber to stop adding gray every time I visit…

    • herddog505

      Oh, I don’t know. When my gray gets enough out of control, I plan to use that stuff that’s advertized on TV: it will give me back the thick, luxurious head of dark hair I enjoyed in younger days AND make blonde, twenty-something hotties hang all over me (when my wife isn’t looking!). What’s not to like?


      I’m also amused by the ads for hair products that are INTENDED to give a man salt-and-pepper hair in the belief that it’s supposed to make him look distinguished and mature.

      • Got a co-worker who used Grecian Formula a couple of times. It was… apparent he was coloring his hair.

        What the heck. I’ve earned this gray, might as well wear it…

    • Wild_Willie

      I embrace my whiteness. 😉 ww

  • My mother’s side of the family blocked the male-pattern baldness gene (paddy Irish, like Reagan) so I’m spared the weirdness of trying to preserve a full head of hair atop a face that’s aging quite rapidly, TYVM. Instead I’m getting the weirdness without trying — which isn’t any better.

  • JWH

    My barber, one Mr. Benjamin Barker, assures me that baldness will never be a problem for me … and that if it is, he has a cure that guarantees I will never complain about being bald again.

    • Benjamin Barker or Sweeney Todd?

      • JWH

        Not entirely sure. I found his shop when I was visiting the meat-pie shop downstairs.

        I had a Groupon.

  • LiberalNightmare

    Id rather have something that gets rid of the hair on my back.

  • weewone

    will you apply it by hand?

  • Could someone explain why baldness should be seen as being a problem?

    • jim_m

      In truth baldness is not a problem. What is a problem is the asinine things men do to avoid it. It isn’t being bald that makes you look old or stupid. It is the ridiculous comb over and other attempts to conceal it. Just shave your head and act like you have a little dignity, People with dignity and self respect tend to look better than people who do not.

      • Rhubarbwire

        Baldness is a problem because it actually is higher maintenance than just having a full head of hair. If it gets even the slightest bit too long, it looks horrible. Shaving your head every three days is a lot more work than you would think. And just using trimmers isn’t good enough if you want a real haircut and not a buzz-cut. I have to go to the barber about four times more often per year than I used to, just to keep things from looking sloppy on top. Also, I have to say that I REALLY hate standing in the rain now. There’s nothing to soak it up. Each drop hits my head like a rock. Of course I’ve never cried myself to sleep over my self-image, but I can honestly say that going bald is an inconvenience.

  • Brian_R_Allen

    When I was a boy pilot there was a line in a “song” that went something along the line: “I’ve bin rubbin’ Fuzzy into my scalp these nigh on fifty years and have the hairiest fingertips you’ve ever darned seen!