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Scientists develop anti-beard gel

Posted on Tuesday, 27 March, 2012 | Comment icon 35 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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Based on a drug used in the treatment of AIDS, the gel may soon remove the need for shaving entirely.

Trials conducted using the new cidofovir based gel demonstrated that a 3% concentration provided significant reduction in beard growth. Scientists are now hoping to refine the treatment to halt beard growth completely, opening up the possibility of a future in which shaving will become a thing of the past.

"The daily rub-on gel is made from a drug called cidofovir, which has been around for more than a decade and is widely used in high doses in the treatment of AIDS."

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Comment icon #26 Posted by Mysterydude551 on 28 March, 2012, 17:48
That would be very handy. Shaving gets very annoying at times, especially if you wake up late and are in a rush or something. I would most certainly buy this stuff FTW lol.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Mysterydude551 on 28 March, 2012, 17:49
Then again, if it's used for AIDS, who knows what the side effects might be.....
Comment icon #28 Posted by Pareto on 28 March, 2012, 17:57
oh, god. Maybe some one will invent a way to declutch male testicles and female breasts so that it would not feel uncomfortable doing sports for some people? It's all just wrong interfering into human nature way.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Mysterydude551 on 28 March, 2012, 18:01
HA. That is actually a good point. I think humans have done that enough to be quite honest.
Comment icon #30 Posted by JayMark on 28 March, 2012, 18:19
I am assuming that such a product would cost a tonne of money, seeing as so many shaving product companies would lose a boat load of money providing that this were cheap. Good point. Besides, why would I want my beard to stop growing? I love it.
Comment icon #31 Posted by Kryso on 28 March, 2012, 18:46
I would use it. Such a pain, shaving every day.
Comment icon #32 Posted by little_dreamer on 28 March, 2012, 22:42
I like beards, as long as they aren't as long as Z.Z. Top's, and don't have any food or other items in them. A trimmed, clean beard is very nice on many men.
Comment icon #33 Posted by JayMark on 29 March, 2012, 18:02
I like beards, as long as they aren't as long as Z.Z. Top's, and don't have any food or other items in them. A trimmed, clean beard is very nice on many men. Thank you! *Cuddles his nicely trimmed beard*
Comment icon #34 Posted by Zaphod222 on 30 April, 2012, 3:47
IŽd rather be dead than smear something like that on my face. Eeek.
Comment icon #35 Posted by The Unseen on 30 April, 2012, 4:48
I wonder if that stuff would work on my fatherinlaws hairy feet,He looks like bigfoots couisn.

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