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Apply Bacteria to the Scalp for Hair Regeneration

Apply Bacteria to the Scalp for Hair Regeneration

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By Jamila Ahmed on Aug 31, 2020

[1] Lousada, M. B., et al. "Exploring the human hair follicle microbiome." British Journal of Dermatology.

[2] Huang, Jinghong, et al. "Investigation on Microecology of Hair Root Fungi in Androgenetic Alopecia Patients." Mycopathologia 184.4 (2019): 505-515.

[3] Levkovich, Tatiana, et al. "Probiotic bacteria induce a ‘glow of health’." PloS one 8.1 (2013): e53867

Darko Savic a month ago

This makes me think... could we engineer one of the bacterial species that is usually found in the scalp microbiota to secrete substances that neutralize factors that are increasing damage/depletion of melanocytes - thus graying of hair...

Jamila Ahmed a month ago

wow, that's a great idea! It would help to protect the melanocytes from oxidative stress and so no grey hairs!!!...

Darko Savic a month ago

This would also be a cool biotech startup idea. Maybe summarize and add it here https://brainstorming.com/r/s51 with a link back to this idea page...