The National Institutes of Health spent $22,500 on a conference on balding.
The funding is going toward the 9th World Congress of Hair Research, a “comprehensive hair research meeting” in Miami that begins Wednesday.
“The congress will bring together hair biologists, dermatologists, cosmetic scientists and hair transplantation surgeons for a unique three and a half day comprehensive hair research meeting that will establish new directions for the research community both in the United States and internationally,” according to a grant awarded by the agency.
The North American Hair Research Society received $22,500 to support the conference.
The theme of this year’s meeting is for experts to “reflect on hair follicle regeneration and rejuvenate our minds with new ideas and collaborations.”