Scientists at Sanford-Burnham used stem cells to grow new hair.

Baldness Breakthrough: Stem Cells Grow New Hair

Researchers have used human pluripotent stem cells to generate new hair. The study, which appears online in PLOS One, marks the first step toward developing a cell-based treatment for people with hair loss. “We have developed a method using human pluripotent stem cells to create new cells capable of initiating human hair growth. The method is […]


Study: No Increase in Complications of Breast Reconstruction After Age 65

Older women don’t have an increased overall risk of complications from breast reconstruction after mastectomy, a new study shows. That said, risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) was significantly higher for older women. The findings appear in the February 2015 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®.


Hot Stuff: February 2015

Get schooled on an at-home ultrasound devices, Zein E. Obagi, MD’s new book, Gio Pelle’s answer to premature aging and the newest toxin in PSP’s February 2015 Hot Stuff.


AAFPRS: Celebrity Emulation Is on the Rise

Angelina Jolie’s lips and cheekbones, Beyonce’s facial structure, Kim Kardashian’s eyes and jawline, Brad Pitt’s nose, and Natalie Portman’s nose topped the list of celebrity features requested by patients in 2014.