Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gene tied to balding may also raise COVID risks for men

It's long been known that COVID-19 is more fatal for men than women, and new research links some of that excess risk to a gene known to cause a form of hair loss in males.

Medical research

Blocking enzymes in hair follicles promotes hair growth

Inhibiting a family of enzymes inside hair follicles that are suspended in a resting state restores hair growth, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center has found. The research was published today ...

Medical research

FDA-approved drug restores hair in patients with Alopecia Areata

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have ...

Medical research

Hair loss robot gains FDA approval

(Medical Xpress) -- Restoration Robotics Inc., a privately-held medical device company which is based in California, has received FDA approval for their ARTAS System. The ARTAS System, which is designed to harvest the hair ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatments explored for moderate-to-severe alopecia areata

(HealthDay)—For patients with alopecia areata (AA), treatment with an inhibitor of janus kinase (JAK)3 and the tyrosine kinase expressed in the hepatocellular carcinoma kinase family, ritlecitinib, and an inhibitor of tyrosine ...

Dentistry

Taxane-containing chemo associated with persistent alopecia

(HealthDay)—Persistent chemotherapy-induced alopecia is more severe in patients who receive a taxane-containing chemotherapy for breast cancer, but a significant proportion of patients see improvement in hair density with ...

Gastroenterology

Arthritis drug could let coeliac patients eat gluten

Tofacitinib, a Janus kinase inhibitor approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and bowel diseases, may allow patients with celiac disease to eat gluten without experiencing intestinal and extraintestinal symptoms. A case report ...

page 1 from 3