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How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia
How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine. Unfortunately, the treatment is expensive. It currently costs between $7,000 and $9,000 a month. And, it only treats hair loss caused by an autoimmune condition called alopecia areata.  But for the men and women who suffer from alopecia (2% of the overall population), this could be big news. "It is not a life-threatening form of autoimmunity, however it is a life-altering form of auto-immune disease," said Angela Christiano, a genetics specialist at Columbia University in a video describing the new research. "It affects patients in a very profound,...

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