In winter 2008/2009, Dr. George Cotsarelis (Follica) spoke a lot in the PENN Medicine journal about his discoveries and approaches for a “cure of baldness” (page 11 – 15):
In January 2010, I already posted some FACTS about what’s going on behind Follica …
… but it seems nobody noticed this post, resp. noticed the posted link (URL) within my post:
This scientifically peer-reviewed research paper is online available since December 21, 2009 (since 5 month), and is written by the authors George Cotsarelis and his colleague Chao-Chun Yang.
This is the last research paper by Dr. George Cotsarelis (Follica) I’m aware of, and it explains (well written) the current research approaches behind Follica, AND it’s about exactly the same issues & topics, as mentioned/described in the PENN Medicine journal, as mentioned above.
Conclusion of this research paper by Dr. Cotsarelis, published 5 month ago:
Dermal cells play a pivotal role in the regulation of hair growth. For hair follicle regeneration purposes, important issues include isolation of inductive dermal population, expanding their number by culture, maintenance of their hair inductive property and providing them an adequate niche and exogenous signals to enhance their interaction with epidermal cells toward the fate of hair neogenesis. An ideal hair regeneration model for human hair follicles has yet to be developed. The efficiency has to be improved with fewer starting cell number and higher number of regenerated hair follicles. The variables should be easily controllable for studying hair biology. The multipotent cells reside in dermal compartment of the hair follicle warrant further studies for their potential clinical application in regenerative medicine.
And that is exactly what Follica’s scientists are currently working on:
Developing an artificial hair regeneration MODEL for human hair follicles, which in fact means, developing an artificial human skin/hair EQUIVALENT for studying hair follicles, which in fact scientists, like Dr. Ralf Paus & Dr. Kordula Schlotmann, already studied and PATENTED it in 2002 as well:
By the way: BOTH, Dr. George Cotsarelis & Dr. Ralf Paus, are one of the keynote lecturers at the 6th World Congress for Hair Research in Australia:
Funny, isn’t it?
Anyway, make your own conclusions about Dr. Cotsarelis/Follica’s discoveries and approaches, by means of the FACTS above …