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      Researchers find way to regrow hair

      (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Researchers have made a potentially huge breakthrough for millions of men and women who are going bald.

      Doctors at Columbia University have found a way to grow new human hair.

      In a laboratory, they figured out how to create new hair follicles from stem cells.

      That's a big advance from previous methods that just transplanted hair follicles from other parts of the body.

      This is just a start. So far the new follicle cells have only been tested on mice. It may be five years or more before the technique can be used on humans.



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