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Scientists Just Discovered a Potential Cure for Baldness

The cure was also confirmed to have repaired damaged skin tissues.

For most men, the last thing they would want in life is getting bald. Although some prefer to go for a shaved head, it does not mean they do not have plans to grow some hair later on. To put it simply, men do not desire to go bald and they all want to know how to cure it.

Interestingly, a new scientific breakthrough just happened courtesy of some South Korean scientists. According to them, they have found a way to promote hair growth and cure baldness for good. The discovery was made by using a mice as a test subject for the hair-enhancing chemical.

A group of scientists has reportedly found a cure for baldness.

Source: Sick Chirpse

The game-changing substance is called “CXXC-type zinc finger protein 5.” It definitely has a long name to it, but it is capable of disrupting a process within cells that controls hair follicle development. Apart from it, the substance is also capable of healing the wound.

The CXXC protein is claimed to have yielded satisfying results. The researchers also applied it to the mice alongside valproic acid, also known as VPA. This mixture resulted in a new hair growth but at a much faster rate.

The chemical was tested on the mice for 28 days.

Source: The Atlantic

The person who led the research was none other than professor Kang-Yell of Yonsei University. He was quoted saying,

“We have found a protein that controls the hair growth and developed a new substance that promotes hair regeneration by controlling the function of the protein.”


He and his team expect the newly-discovered substance to be a significant ingredient in developing a new cure. They are confident that it will not only treat hair loss, but it will also regenerate a person’s damaged skin tissues.

This is really a huge milestone considering how baldness often results in low self-esteem. In fact, it usually leads to an intensely traumatic experience. Otherwise, the term “bald shaming” would not exist.

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Spanking Only Creates More Behavioral Issues in Kids, According to New Study

The study reinforces the idea that spanking is and will never be an effective technique for disciplining kids.

You probably can still remember the way your parents disciplined you in the past. They could have done it through words or perhaps, the most common of all, they spanked you. In our modern world today, however, the term spanking comes with a bad rap. And everywhere it gets tossed, people come out and suggest different views.

Interestingly, over the past few years, researchers have gathered all scientific evidence suggesting that spanking could only make a child’s behavior worse. This was courtesy of a team of psychologists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Virginia. They found out that kids who got spanked by their parents were more likely to acquire behavioral problems.

A new study suggests that spanking can only create behavioral issues.

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Oldest Depictions of Dogs Show Them Wearing Leashes and Helping Humans Hunt

The images only prove that humans were already training and domesticating dogs in archaic times.

Researchers have always believed that dogs were once considered a wild animal and that their looks and built were not similar to how they look now. However, experts are now close to finding the truth behind these creatures.

Somewhere in the northern part of Saudi Arabia, the researchers obtained what appears to be the earliest depiction (engraved) of dogs. While it is interesting in some ways, experts are still not convinced of it.

One of the images depicting the earliest forms of dogs.

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Excruciatingly Painful Bullet Ant Glove Test in Brazil Welcomes Young Men Into Adulthood

The pain doesn’t end after the glove has been removed.

Every country has its own tradition of welcoming young people into adulthood. There are the likes of a bar mitzvah for Jewish boys or a celebration for a girl’s sweet sixteen. Some parents would allow their children to experience things on their own to let them survive through adulthood.

In some parts of the world, however, particularly in the Amazon, a coming-of-age ceremony for one tribe requires a young man to be subjected to an unimaginable pain - stings from bullet ants. This ceremony has been practiced by the indigenous Sateré-Mawé tribe of the Amazon rainforest to teach young men about suffering and to prepare them for all the dangers in the jungle.

The bullet ant is an ant species that is believed to produce the most painful sting among insects.

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