Baldness and Cancer

I found this report in the Health section of BBC News fascinating. The notion is that they’ve discovered substances which tell stem cells what to grow into.

If the stem cells grow properly, then hair is produced. If not, baldness occurs?

For the similar skin cells, proper growth is normal, but if too many “turn downward”, the skin cancer can occur.

So maybe all that money pumped into baldness research will actually have some important social benefits.