BALDNESS is an age old problem but scientists now think they might have a cure that could work within days. A drug designed to treat brittle bones has proved to have surprising effects on you head with hair sprouting quickly during lab tests. We've got the lowdown on the drug. Is there a new 'cure' for baldness? Currently there are three options for treating baldness in the UK, drugs minoxidil and finasteride or a hair transplant. But scientists have now found a third drug, WAY-316606, that could help cure baldness within days and doesn't appear to have large side effects. Finasteride only works for men and like Minoxidil, it has side effects, is not available on the NHS and doesn't always work. WAY-316606 was found by researchers at Manchester University to promote hair growth within two days on the scalp hair follicles they tested. In light of the hair raising discovery, scientists are planning to carry out clinical trials on men to see how successful it is. If the drug passes … [Read more...] about Is there a new ‘cure’ for baldness? What is WAY-316606 and how could the osteoporosis drug help with hair loss?
News / UK and world by Press Association May 8, 2018, 7:02 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Baldness could be beaten by an experimental drug originally designed to treat brittle bone disease, research suggests. In lab experiments the osteoporosis drug had a dramatic effect on donated follicles, stimulating them to sprout growing hairs. At a molecular level the compound, known as WAY-316606, targeted a protein that acts as a potent brake on hair growth and plays a key role in baldness. The discovery, still to be tested in clinical trials, could open up a whole new approach to treating hair loss in both men and women, researchers believe. Lead scientist Dr Nathan Hawkshaw, from the University of Manchester, said: “The fact this new agent, which had never even been considered in a hair loss context, promotes human hair growth is exciting because of its translational potential: It could one day make a real difference to … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis drug could produce new baldness treatment
Updated 11:08 am, Sunday, May 6, 2018 BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A baby bald eagle who already has an online following has learned to fly and returned to his nest nearly two weeks after falling from it. The San Bernardino National Forest posted video of Stormy the eaglet's return home Saturday near Big Bear Lake, east of Los Angeles. The video shows Stormy fly back and quickly begin nuzzling one of his parents after what sounds like distressed or excited squawking. Stormy and his brother hatched earlier this year in an event watched by nature lovers via an online live feed that's still running. Stormy's brother died after a March storm. LATEST SFGATE VIDEOS Now Playing: Now Playing Baby bald eagle flies home to mother San Francisco Chronicle Volcanic fissure in Hawaii USGS Bear breaks into North Lake Tahoe home, ransacks the kitchen Placer County Sheriff's Office Undercover footage of graphic driftnet killings SeaLegacy, YouTube A Bodega Bay … [Read more...] about Bald eaglet with online following returns home after fall
WASHINGTON — Mr. President and The First Lady, the popular bald eagle couple that calls the U.S. National Arboretum home, has welcomed their first chick of the laying season to the nest Monday. The chick emerged from one of two eggs, high atop a tulip poplar tree. The eaglet, named DC-6 for now, looks healthy, according to biologist Dan Rauch with the D.C. Department of Energy and the Environment. “We got our first pip yesterday, just before noon, and it just took 24 hours almost. And DC-6 has hatched fully and is looking great,” Rauch said. The chick in the second egg, known as DC-7, is expected to begin pecking its way out anytime between now and Wednesday, he said. This hatchling comes late in the season for the eagle couple that in previous years laid eggs much earlier. Rauch believes two things may have led to the late season for the birds. The first possible culprit was a young female bald eagle that had been spotted at the nest. Rauch said the bird could … [Read more...] about DC’s ‘first family’ of bald eagles welcomes new addition to nest
AURORA, Neb. (KMTV) - This year’s first rehabilitated eagle is released back into the wild Monday, at Pioneer Trails Recreation Area, just north of Aurora, Colorado.She was originally found near this park March 2, with no apparent injury, but she wasn't flying.“We tested her and she had a lead level of 18.3,” said Betsy Finch, manager of Raptor Rehabilitation. “And that is micrograms per deciliter. Anything above 10 toxic.”Bald eagles are getting sick and dying from lead poisoning after eating the carcasses of animals shot with lead bullets. The Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery Center typically sees 20 eagles a year, it’s already hit that number this year; only two have survived.For the past seven weeks, Finch, has nursed the eagle released Monday back to health, treating her for lead poisoning, as she has done with many other eagles.“This is a real eagle celebration today,” Denise Lewis, Director of Raptor Recovery … [Read more...] about Bald eagle released at Pioneer Trails after recovering from lead poisoning