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Chemical in McDonald’s Fries Could Cure Baldness, Study Says
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Japanese scientists may have discovered a cure for baldness—and it lies within a chemical used to make McDonald’s fries. A stem cell research team from Yokohama National University used a “simple” method to regrow hair on mice by using dimethylpolysiloxane, the silicone added to McDonald’s fries to stop cooking oil from frothing. Preliminary tests indicated that the groundbreaking method was likely to be just as successful when transferred to human skin cells. read more


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