A recently published study in PLOS Biology states that British researchers may have accidentally stumbled upon a miracle cure for baldness. Researchers found that a drug originally intended for osteoporosis had the unique effect of stimulating hair follicle growth. According to the BBC, “The researchers, from the University of Manchester, first latched onto an old immunosuppressive drug, cyclosporine A, used since the 1980s to prevent transplant organ rejection and reduce symptoms of autoimmune disease. The scientists found that the drug reduced the activity of a protein called SFRP1, a key growth regulator that affects many tissues including hair follicles.”
Simply said, compounds in this drug have the potential power to make folks who have been bald for years suddenly have beautiful flowing locks like Brad Pitt in Interview with the Vampire. Given the revelation of this discovery, FPH has decided to “reimagine” what a slew of notable, bald Houstonians would look like once this miracle-drug is available in the US market. Until then, stay bald, stay proud.