Scientists develop drug that could treat hair loss

For people with receding hairlines, help may soon be on the way, as scientists have identified a drug – originally designed as a treatment for osteoporosis – that can stimulate hair growth. In a study researchers from University of Manchester in the UK showed that the drug has a dramatic stimulatory effect on human hair follicles donated by patients undergoing hair transplantation surgery. Currently only two drugs – minoxidil and finasteride – are available for treatment of male-pattern balding (androgenetic alopecia).