tissue in bald areas has three times the concentration of a fatty compound called Prostaglandin—PGD2 to its buddies. The research is published in Science Transnational Medicine.

Fortunately, there are already 10 drugs available that can block the receptor that allows PGD2 to work—which means it shouldn’t be too long before a baldness treatment, in the form of a cream or ointment, is available.

Scientists Have Worked Out How to Stop You Going Bald.