A new study has found that a chemical in McDonald’s french fries may regrow hair in humans.

一项新研究发现,麦当劳炸薯条中的一种化学物质可能会使人类的毛发再生。

A research team from Yokohama National University took some dimethylpolysiloxane , which is the silicone that McDonald’s uses to stop cooking oil from frothing, and added it to their efforts to successfully mass produce “hair follicle germs” (HFG) in mice.

横滨国立大学的一个研究团队用二甲聚硅氧烷成功地在小鼠身上增殖出大量的“毛囊细胞”。二甲聚硅氧烷是一种硅树脂,麦当劳(在炸薯条的时候)就用它来防止食用油起泡。

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HFG are the cells that drive hair follicle development and, the “holy grail in hair-loss research.” Enough HFG were embedded in the mice that they sprouted new hair on their backs. (Hopefully, the scientists then waxed the tiny mouse backs so they still looked good.)

毛囊细胞是使毛囊发育的细胞,是“脱发研究的目标”。在小鼠体内植入足够的毛囊细胞,它们的背部就会长出新的毛发。(希望科学家之后会为小鼠脱毛,使它们看上去依然不错。)

According to the study, released in the Biomaterials journal last Thursday, preliminary tests indicate that the groundbreaking method could be as successful in humans.

这份研究报告于上周四被发表在生物材料学杂志上。该研究指出,初步试验显示,这种创新性的方法可能同样适用于人类。

No word on whether rubbing McDonald’s french fries on your head will work, so you may as well give it a try.

用麦当劳的薯条擦擦头部是否有助于增发还不得而知,你不妨一试。