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‘We’re not making new hairs, we’re rescuing’: could scientists reverse male pattern baldness? | Hair loss

[ad_1] Paul Kemp’s introduction to the issue of baldness came as a rude awakening while getting a haircut at the age of 20. “I remember my hairdresser looking down and saying ‘Oh my God, you’re going bald on top’.” Kemp, now in his 60s, was dismayed at the discovery, but it also marked the beginning of a lifelong professional interest in the science of hair loss and how to stop it. Kemp is the co-founder and chief executive officer of HairClone, a company that is developing an experimental cell therapy treatment for male pattern baldness and whose tagline is “making hair loss history”. Male pattern baldness affects around 85% of men by the age of 50 and losing hair can be a source of anxiety and low self-esteem. There are drugs that can slow hair loss, transplants to redistribute hair around the head, or strategic hairstyles to disguise receding hairlines and bald spots. Nothing exists to reverse the process, but that could be set to change. Male pattern baldness affects around 85% of men by …