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By Vanessa Chalmers Health Reporter For Mailonline

  • Figures show around a quarter of men start to go bald by the time they turn 25
  • A team of scientists at the New York School of Medicine made the new discovery
  • The researchers activated a pathway in the brain called the sonic hedgehog 

A cure for age-related hair loss may be in the pipeline, scientists have claimed on the back of a new medical breakthrough.

Researchers believe they have discovered how to reverse the process of gradually going bald by successfully regrowing hair on wounded skin.

Scientists at the New York School of Medicine activated a pathway in the brain called the sonic hedgehog.

This pathway is very active while babies are in the womb and hair follicles are being formed, but is stalled in aged or wounded skin.

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