His claim that cure from the results of his recent discovery is a decade away is total bs.
If his claim that stem cells within the bulge region of the hair follicle fail to differentiate into progenitor cells which create thick terminal hairs, then a decade away is an unreasonably long time.
Think about it the stem cells (KRT15) still exist in bald scalp however it is not producing the progenitor cells.
All the scientist need to do is closely and carefully examine KRT15 cells in normal haired scalp and examine how it produces the Progenitor cells CD200, CD34, ITGA6.
Than they should do the same for the balding scalp and see what cellular process, proteins, cytokeins and other factors that inhibit the regular process.
Once they know whats wrong in the bald scalp stem cells they should find chemical cocktail to turn the dysfunct KRT15 cell from the bald scalp in a culture dish and see what works in coaxing the stem cell into progenitor cells.
And there you have it.