I’m the one who came up with the criteria to prove a cure :
“Verifiably demonstrate the transformation of five NW 6 guys into NW 1/2”.
Lately Dr. Nigam has posted the case of a patient who is NW 5/6 and is undergoing HM + DP cell treatment. His plan is to turn 5500 harvested hairs into 11,000 hairs. He says this will meet the criteria of creating a NW 5/6 to NW 1/2 transformation.
But this does not meet the criteria. It has to be a real NW 1/2 transformation, not just the appearance of a NW 1/2 hairline.
A NW 1/2 person has approx 100,000 hairs on his head. Merely creating 11,000 hairs is only 10% of the way there. If he can replicate this 9X over, he would have demonstrated a cure.
Second its impossible to tell if 5500 hairs transplanted have actually doubled to 11,000 hairs by visual inspection alone.
So while I really appreciate Dr. Nigam’s effort, unless he plans to take the patient’s hair count all the way to a true NW 1/2, I will remain unconvinced.
There should be some kind of million dollar X prize for the first researcher to verifiably demonstrate a cure for baldness. Not that he’ll need a million dollar prize because the cure itself would be worth many hundreds of billions of dollars.