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.
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