Most baldness "cures" don't work according to a Consumer Reports survey of more than 8,000 men. More than half of the men polled said they were disappointed with the results. Researchers at Yokohama National University in Japan think they've found something that will work.

They found dimethylpolysiloxane, a chemical that McDonald's uses to prevent oil from splashing, can be used to stop baldness.Their studies show it produces hair follicles on mice. Their team wants do a clinical trial with humans soon. If proven effective the chemical, not the fries, could be used for treatment.

In other research news:

Scientists at the University of Rochester (NY) have discovered that drinking 2.5 glasses of wine everyday cleans your brain. Click here for that story.

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