History In The Headlines

From Hippo Fat to Vacuum Helmets, a History of Baldness Prevention

By Jennie Cohen
Researchers at Yale University may be on track to develop an effective treatment for baldness. According to a paper published in the September 2 issue of the journal Cell, they’ve identified stem cells within the skin of mice that prompt follicles to grow hair. Someday soon, perhaps, many people’s quest to preserve their tresses might become a lot less daunting. In the meantime, find out about some of the weird and wacky ways people have attempted to curb or conceal their hair loss over the centuries.

Categories: Beauty, Hair, Medicine