What is not so encouraging about this discovery is that it was made using whisker and fur follicle cells from mice.
Sometimes researchers (like Stemson) do initial work by transplanting human cells into bald mice (to get around the fact that human clinical trials haven’t been approved yet).
But with RIKEN’s latest discovery as that article mentions, they’re NOT using human cells grafted into mouse skin here. They’re using MOUSE cells… and mouse follicular cells are very different from human ones.
When theres a sure cure let us know
Yeah, let’s ignore all research that are done in mice. We all know by now that they can rarely replicate the results in humans.