Scientists grow hair using Mickey D's french fries ingredient
Do you want fries with that?
YOKOHAMA, JAPAN — Researchers at have successfully grown hair on bald a mouse using an additive found in McDonald's French Fries.
The study used dimethylpolysiloxane, an anti-frothing additive. Scientists used the chemical to produce 5,000 hair follicle germs, or HFGs. These are reportedly critical in treating hair loss.
Researchers used this as the base of a culture vessel full of other materials. When applied to to a bald mouse via an HFG chip, they found that mouse had grown black hairs within days, Newsweek reported citing the research.
Details of the Yokohama National University study were published in the journal, Biomaterials. The research could help spur new advances in for hair loss treatment.
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