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Recent breakthrough by the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have found that an abnormal amount of a lipid protein called Prostaglandin D2 in men with androgenetic alopecia may be the cause for hair loss in men and women. The derivative of prostaglandin in a certain receptor is inhibiting hair growth in both human as well as animal subjects.
Earlier research last year found that hair from a bald scalp as well as from a non-bald scalp contained the same amount of stem cells as well as finding the depletion of a progenitor cell. Taking an unbiased look when searching for potential organic causes for baldness, looking at scalp tissue for bald and non-bald hair follicles, they found that in human as well as in animal subject, the presence of the derivative protein was three times higher than found in similar scalps with male pattern baldness. Although no clinical trial are underway at this time, this discovery raises expectation to bring about new hair loss treatments in men and women.