October 22, 2013
CAN YOU CURE SOMETHING THAT ISN'T AN ILLNESS?:
Finally, a cure for baldness? (Peter Weber, 10/21/13, The Week)
Making hair-style a moot point is a blessing. Posted by Orrin Judd at October 22, 2013 3:53 PMThere are many treatments for baldness, but no cure. That's not for lack of trying. Currently, balding men can get hair transplanted from the back of their scalp to their chrome-domed pate, and various drugs claim to stop the upward march of hairlines or even stimulate new hair growth -- but come on: If Rogaine (minoxidil) really cured baldness, maker Upjohn would be worth more than Apple.The holy grail of baldness research is finding a way to grow new hair. Whoever accomplishes this feat will be hailed as a hero by millions of men and a smaller number of balding women, and will very likely retire with great wealth.