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New Article on German Stem Cell Discovery


#1

It says the stem cells are put onto the scalp to resurrect “dead” follicles. This doesn’t sound like they’re growing new follicles in vitro (outside the body). It also says so far it’s only been tried in mice, which sounds disturbingly like many of the “discoveries” we’ve seen in the past.

Still, it seems that if anything is likely to be a real cure, this is it…


#2

» http://theweek.com/article/index/210507/can-stem-cells-cure-baldness
»
» It says the stem cells are put onto the scalp to resurrect “dead”
» follicles. This doesn’t sound like they’re growing new follicles in vitro
» (outside the body). It also says so far it’s only been tried in mice,
» which sounds disturbingly like many of the “discoveries” we’ve seen in the
» past.
»
» Still, it seems that if anything is likely to be a real cure, this is
» it…

This is the wildest crap-rumors-misinterpreting media campaign I’ve never ever seen in this field.

I’m pretty sure that Prof. Lauster is surprised about what he is able – about something he didn’t even know he is able. lol


#3

» http://theweek.com/article/index/210507/can-stem-cells-cure-baldness
»
» It says the stem cells are put onto the scalp to resurrect “dead”
» follicles. This doesn’t sound like they’re growing new follicles in vitro
» (outside the body). It also says so far it’s only been tried in mice,
» which sounds disturbingly like many of the “discoveries” we’ve seen in the
» past.
»
» Still, it seems that if anything is likely to be a real cure, this is
» it…

The information contained in theweek is quite wrong, but nothing that you should be surprised about, in fact if you follow two links from that page ( 1) ANI and 2)Fox and then bioscholar ) you can read : " Lauster claims the treatment - which would probably require the hair follicles to be implanted on to the head - could be available in five years ". The Nature link is from 2007 and talks about … Cotsarelis


#4

» » http://theweek.com/article/index/210507/can-stem-cells-cure-baldness
» »
» » It says the stem cells are put onto the scalp to resurrect “dead”
» » follicles. This doesn’t sound like they’re growing new follicles in
» vitro
» » (outside the body). It also says so far it’s only been tried in mice,
» » which sounds disturbingly like many of the “discoveries” we’ve seen in
» the
» » past.
» »
» » Still, it seems that if anything is likely to be a real cure, this is
» » it…
»
» This is the wildest crap-rumors-misinterpreting media campaign I’ve
» never ever seen in this field.
»
» I’m pretty sure that Prof. Lauster is surprised about what he is able –
» about something he didn’t even know he is able. lol

Am I right in thinking…

they’ve already cloned human hair, and trials are to see how these hairs take to being implanted.

or

they’ve cloned animal hair and they want to see if they can do the same to human hair.

If it’s the first then this is worth getting very excited about in my opinion, if it’s the second, I won’t be giving it a second thought.


#5

Can someone just interview Lauster (sp?) already?

These types of articles are pointless.


#6

» Can someone just interview Lauster (sp?) already?
»
» These types of articles are pointless.

I second this.

Someone please interview the guy and post the transcript on hairsite.

Last thing we need is ignorant journalists giving us false hope due to their misinterpretations.