Interesting. I’m surprised this hasn’t generated more conversation.
So now we know it was Dr. Bernstein who wrote this.
He’s obviously talking about Intercytex, and specifically, about the two protocols intercytex is working on.
The latter one he mentions would then be the in vitro protocol we’ve been talking about recently.
So, to the experts here, does his description of the two respective procedures ring true (ie, the fibroblasts, etc…). If not, what is he talking about.
One thing I find a little odd is that he seems to imply (though not outright) that the first procedure has only been tried in animal models, when of course as we know, ICX has been working with humans for years.
"One method of hair cloning has been to inject fibroblasts (that have been multiplied in cell culture) into the skin. The hope is that they will interact with the existing skin cells, particularly the keratinocytes, to induce new hairs to form. This procedure, tried in animal models, has been only modestly successful in producing cosmetically acceptable hair.
In the new procedure, dermal cells and keratinocytes, introduced to each other in a test tube, form small hair-like structures that contain a dermal papilla, matrix and an under-developed hair shaft a Proto-hair. With the proper conditions, Proto-hairs will take approximately 5 to 7 days to form. When they are implanted back into the skin, visible hairs have appeared in 10-14 days. So far this research has only been performed in animal models.[/[/i]i]