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#1

http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/news/20100630/scientists-find-possible-genetic-roots-of-alopecia-areata?src=RSS_PUBLIC


#2

That’s for alopecia areata though, so as usual MPB sufferers are left with nothing.


#3

» http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/hair-loss/news/20100630/scientists-find-possible-genetic-roots-of-alopecia-areata?src=RSS_PUBLIC

  1. Alopecia areata hair usually grows back
  2. AA is usually brought on by stress
  3. One topical which seems to help with the immune component is Calosol.

Regards
Pete


#4

I kind of agree with your sentiment. Many people are going to really throw muck in my direction for the next statement, but I think it’s highly possible that we will have a commercially viable cure within THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

The reason for this is that our scientific knowledge is expanding at an exponential rate. Five years ago, body part regeneration (teeth, lungs, bladders, and in rats - entire hearts) was something people like Ray Kurzweil speculated about. The truth is this is a reality.

Yes, we’ve been hearing this for the past 10 years, but in the next 5 years, our biotechnology knowledge will be equivalent to the previous 15 years. I highly recommend you read the following article and tell me how crazy I am:

http://www.kurzweilai.net/articles/art0134.html?printable=1

I know he has some incredibly crazy ideas (even by my standards), but he has made some rather wild claims years ago that have actually been bang on - specifically initial body part regeneration by 2010.


Btw, here’s a 17 year old Kurzweil displaying his genius:

So the guy is indeed smart.


#5

» I kind of agree with your sentiment. Many people are going to really throw
» muck in my direction for the next statement, but I think it’s highly
» possible that we will have a commercially viable cure within THE NEXT FIVE
» YEARS.
»
» The reason for this is that our scientific knowledge is expanding at an
» exponential rate. Five years ago, body part regeneration (teeth, lungs,
» bladders, and in rats - entire hearts) was something people like Ray
» Kurzweil speculated about. The truth is this is a reality.
»
» Yes, we’ve been hearing this for the past 10 years, but in the next 5
» years, our biotechnology knowledge will be equivalent to the previous 15
» years. I highly recommend you read the following article and tell me how
» crazy I am:
»
» http://www.kurzweilai.net/articles/art0134.html?printable=1
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfbOyw3CT6A
»
» I know he has some incredibly crazy ideas (even by my standards), but he
» has made some rather wild claims years ago that have actually been bang on
» - specifically initial body part regeneration by 2010.
»
» ---------------
»
» Btw, here’s a 17 year old Kurzweil displaying his genius:
»
» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4Neivqp2K4&feature=related
»
» So the guy is indeed smart.

+1

And I’ve something to add:

In my opinion, THIS could become (actually, it is already) one of the biggest problems:

» Yes, we’ve been hearing this for the past 10 years, but in the next 5
» years, our biotechnology knowledge will be equivalent to the
» previous 15 years.


#6

Just need to clarify that statement…didn’t mean that in 5 years we will have accumulated 15 years of knowledge beginning 10 years ago. I meant that the next five years will lead to the equivalent number of (completely new) breakthroughs in biotech that we’ve witnessed in the last 15 years relative to today.

There is an exponential increase in information. Three years ago, the Cotsarellis paper was published. True we do not have a commercially viable cure in our hands now, but there has been an explosion of sorts of other organizations that are making headway in this field.


#7

» Just need to clarify that statement…didn’t mean that in 5 years we will
» have accumulated 15 years of knowledge beginning 10 years ago. I meant
» that the next five years will lead to the equivalent number of (completely
» new) breakthroughs in biotech that we’ve witnessed in the last 15 years
» relative to today.
»
» There is an exponential increase in information. Three years ago, the
» Cotsarellis paper was published. True we do not have a commercially viable
» cure in our hands now, but there has been an explosion of sorts of other
» organizations that are making headway in this field.

I tend to agree. There is so much new information each week from both science and technology viewpoints. I wont be popular for saying it but it may take more than 5 years. However between 5 and 10 years time I find it very hard to believe that there wont be something very significant. The advancements we are seeing at the moment are to big and to significant to not have a positive impact.


#8

Yeah but “breakthroughs” and “advancements” at the research level will not put more hair on our heads.

We need commercially viable HM methods that produce safe & cosmetically significant results in human trials.

We seem to be on our way to the goal with Aderans. Possibly Histogen.


#9

» Yeah but “breakthroughs” and “advancements” at the research level will not
» put more hair on our heads.

»
» We need commercially viable HM methods that produce safe & cosmetically
» significant results in human trials.
»
»
»
» We seem to be on our way to the goal with Aderans. Possibly Histogen.

No not right now it wont but research and advancements will get us to that point.


#10

Not directly relevant, but it is an example of something that was probably difficult to achieve 5 years ago. 10 years ago this would have been impossible:

I agree with the title of this thread, it is indeed just a matter of time.


#11

» Not directly relevant, but it is an example of something that was probably
» difficult to achieve 5 years ago. 10 years ago this would have been
» impossible:
»
» http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1292533/London-7-7-bombings-Victim-Davinia-Douglasss-miraculous-recovery.html
»
» I agree with the title of this thread, it is indeed just a matter of time.

Wonderful.


#12

» » Not directly relevant, but it is an example of something that was
» probably
» » difficult to achieve 5 years ago. 10 years ago this would have been
» » impossible:
» »
» »
» http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1292533/London-7-7-bombings-Victim-Davinia-Douglasss-miraculous-recovery.html
» »
» » I agree with the title of this thread, it is indeed just a matter of
» time.
»
» Wonderful.

Wow thats amazing and it shows me that there will be a solution to cure baldness.

We had some really serious breakthroughs in the last years, its really amazing


#13

I have absolutely no doubt that some kind of radically more effective treatment will become available in the next few decades. It’s just a matter of time. There is big money in fixing baldness and they won’t ever get it from prevention tactics. The big money is in replacing lost hair.

I’m just wrapped up about HOW MUCH time, and HOW WELL the treatment really works. Aderans getting there in 4-5 years would sure be nice.


#14

» I have absolutely no doubt that some kind of radically more effective
» treatment will become available in the next few decades. It’s just a
» matter of time. There is big money in fixing baldness and they won’t ever
» get it from prevention tactics. The big money is in replacing lost hair.
»
» I’m just wrapped up about HOW MUCH time, and HOW WELL the treatment really
» works. Aderans getting there in 4-5 years would sure be nice.

in the next few decades? i hope in the next decade


#15

100 years from now, we’ll have flying cars. Of course, we’ll all be dead. The key is whether or not that “matter of time” includes your useful life. For most on this board, that means within ten years. Right now, that’s looking unlikely.


#16

» 100 years from now, we’ll have flying cars. Of course, we’ll all be dead.
» The key is whether or not that “matter of time” includes your useful life.
» For most on this board, that means within ten years. Right now, that’s
» looking unlikely.

Speak for yourself i am in my mid 20s

And you are actually as old as you are feeling it.


#17

» » 100 years from now, we’ll have flying cars. Of course, we’ll all be
» dead.
» » The key is whether or not that “matter of time” includes your useful
» life.
» » For most on this board, that means within ten years. Right now, that’s
» » looking unlikely.
»
» Speak for yourself i am in my mid 20s
»
» And you are actually as old as you are feeling it.

+2


#18

» Speak for yourself i am in my mid 20s
»
» And you are actually as old as you are feeling it.

So my timeline applies to you - you’re going to be bald by 30. Do you want to go through your 30’s bald?


#19

@fckhrls

did you see the links I posted? Please read that paper on the law of accelerating returns and give me some logical answers as to why this law does not apply to follicular science research.

I’m on the edge of my seat bro.


#20

» @fckhrls
»
» did you see the links I posted? Please read that paper on the law of
» accelerating returns and give me some logical answers as to why this law
» does not apply to follicular science research.
»
» I’m on the edge of my seat bro.

Ohhh, you should know, “fckhrls” and “logic”, doesn’t fit together … :smiley: