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Hairloss Gene


#1

Apologies if this has been posted elsewhere

http://www.learningandfinance.com/2010/07/12/doctors-research-cure-for-hair-lose-genetic-link-found-to-promote-hair-growth-help-for-male-pattern-baldness/


#2

We seem to be so close to a cure and yet so far away…

From the looks of things, the cure will be released just 1 day after I die.


#3

» We seem to be so close to a cure and yet so far away…
»
» From the looks of things, the cure will be released just 1 day after I
» die.

Ohhh you gonna die in 2014 to bad bro :slight_smile:


#4

» » We seem to be so close to a cure and yet so far away…
» »
» » From the looks of things, the cure will be released just 1 day after I
» » die.
»
» Ohhh you gonna die in 2014 to bad bro :slight_smile:

Thanks for posting this, but to be honest I’m not excited by anything Dr Christiano does. Finding a gene is worthless if you can manipulate it. Christiano is an academic, which (an I know this is a broad generalization) means she is great at collecting data and finding new things, but not so good at problem solving. Academics are just not trained to be smart problem solvers, because they are trained to produce research, not a solution.


#5

» » » We seem to be so close to a cure and yet so far away…
» » »
» » » From the looks of things, the cure will be released just 1 day after
» I
» » » die.
» »
» » Ohhh you gonna die in 2014 to bad bro :slight_smile:
»
» Thanks for posting this, but to be honest I’m not excited by anything Dr
» Christiano does. Finding a gene is worthless if you can manipulate it.
» Christiano is an academic, which (an I know this is a broad generalization)
» means she is great at collecting data and finding new things, but not so
» good at problem solving. Academics are just not trained to be smart problem
» solvers, because they are trained to produce research, not a solution.

I think all these things can help in the fight towards it. maybe other scientists can run with this and find a treatment.


#6

»
» Thanks for posting this, but to be honest I’m not excited by anything Dr
» Christiano does. Finding a gene is worthless if you can manipulate it.
» Christiano is an academic, which (an I know this is a broad generalization)
» means she is great at collecting data and finding new things, but not so
» good at problem solving. Academics are just not trained to be smart problem
» solvers, because they are trained to produce research, not a solution.

This is the unfortunate truth, I recently read that progress isn’t happening at the rate many thought it would because these academics aren’t doing anything but put out research papers, they see that as their job done and a route to more funding for more research papers. Nobody seems to be willing to be a maverick scientist anymore, everytime time you read these papers whether it be for hair loss or other disease they often end by saying this is a positive step that in the next decade we might be able to help people with, so people who are waiting for something in the here and now and in most cases would become willing guinea pigs are left with nothing again.


#7

» »
» » Thanks for posting this, but to be honest I’m not excited by anything
» Dr
» » Christiano does. Finding a gene is worthless if you can manipulate it.
» » Christiano is an academic, which (an I know this is a broad
» generalization)
» » means she is great at collecting data and finding new things, but not
» so
» » good at problem solving. Academics are just not trained to be smart
» problem
» » solvers, because they are trained to produce research, not a solution.
»
» This is the unfortunate truth, I recently read that progress isn’t
» happening at the rate many thought it would because these academics aren’t
» doing anything but put out research papers, they see that as their job done
» and a route to more funding for more research papers. Nobody seems to be
» willing to be a maverick scientist anymore, everytime time you read these
» papers whether it be for hair loss or other disease they often end by
» saying this is a positive step that in the next decade we might be able to
» help people with, so people who are waiting for something in the here and
» now and in most cases would become willing guinea pigs are left with
» nothing again.

wow… thats really is some cracker-barrel layman’s talk right there… finding the right genes is important for several reasons… once the gene is identified you can examine the gene expression… (i.e. understand what the gene produces/blocks/whatever and maybe artificially substitute it). Furthermore, it is NOT the object of universities to be device and market orientated. Universities conduct fundamental research. It is then up to the free market industry to use this research to design applicable devices. Both are complementary and necessary.

Aside from that… much fundamental academic research has lead to straight forward problem solutions… its easy to kick back and bitch abt the “academics”… but the fact of the matter is… without them we would know nothing.