There is a relief for people suffering from baldness, as a recent genetic discovery claims to have found genes associated with baldness and this ultimately means that there is a scope for cure of this disease of hair loss.
Earlier physician and researchers have revealed that alopecia areata, an autoimmune disease and the reason for hair thinning and hair is related to eight genes.
Health Day reported that the researchers said that autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Type 1 diabetes have also been found to be associated with these same eight genes.
This has also opened the scope of developing new drugs with the help of drugs that are already used for treating other autoimmune disorders.
The study was led by Dr. Angela Christiano, who is Professor of Dermatology and Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.
Dr. Christiano said that with this finding, the team was very hopeful of coming up with the required drugs, as a lot has already been done in this area, for drug development.
Treatment for alopecia areata has not yet been given a green signal by Food and Drug Administration. It is known that alopecia areata is the most common autoimmune disease, as per the details by National Alopecia Areata Foundation.