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Scientists Grow Hair on Disgusting Bald Mouse

by Shane McGlaun

I know more than a few of you out there are bald. I guess it’s easy for me to say please avoid the comb over, since I’m not bald. But seriously, you aren’t fooling anyone with that haircut. Especially when the wind catches it and you end up with a giant punk rock mohawk on the side of your head. Thanks to advances in science, there’s new hope that you can get some of that hair back on your chrome dome though without resorting to hair sculpting.

Scientists in Japan have taken a bald mouse and successfully regrown its hair. Even more interesting is that the scientists were able to control the color and density of hair. You see that on this particular bald mouse that appears to have eyelashes growing out of his neck. Mice are so ugly.

These researchers cultivated two different kinds of mice hair follicles and then transplanted them onto a mouse. It took about three weeks for 74% of the follicles to grow hair. The scientists then transplanted the hair follicles on the mouse’s back, and it grew human hair.¬†Certainly, if they can grow human hair on a mouse, they’ll be able to grow it on human heads before long.

[via CBS News]

Comments (7):

  1. Ammar Mariti says:

    “Certainly they can grow human how to mouse the should be able to grow human here on human before long.”

    man i burst out laughing with tears rolling down my cheeks.

  2. Saradia says:

    Nice Engrish.

  3. Wheatley says:

    lol were you drunk while writing this article?

    • Technabob says:

      Apologies. There’s no excuse for me not catching that in editing.

    • That was more my fault than TB’s. After nearly a decade of writing, carpal tunnel caught up with me. I use Dragon Naturally Speaking rather than typing and it has issues with usage at times. Apparently, I slipped that one in the ready to go pile and neglected the read through that catches that sort of dictation error.

      • Wheatley says:

        Sorry to hear that. On the bright side Carpal tunnel syn is a very treatable condition now. Even in severe cases. So hopefully you can benefit

        Keep writing the good stuff!

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