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Reprogramming human skin cells


#1

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080917175042.htm

Really interesting! This is a follow up on the great breakthrough earlier this year when japanese researchers were able to program human skin cells into embryonic-like stem cells (if I recall it correctly). So why not try programming them into hair cells? :slight_smile:


#2

» So why not try
» programming them into hair cells? :slight_smile:

nice question, but are you asking this to us ? :stuck_out_tongue:


#3

» » So why not try
» » programming them into hair cells? :slight_smile:
»
» nice question, but are you asking this to us ? :stuck_out_tongue:
Hehe. But what we have to think of is maybe contacting people doing this kind of research and asking them questions related to hair loss. We can either wait and see if anything for hair loss will come out of this, or we can speed up our knowledge by asking the researchers. Instead of people bickering with each other, decide what kind of actions you plan to take:

  1. Find out the potential of new research by asking the researchers
  2. Wait

This here is not meant for you biston, I just mean generally for all users. Instead of fighting whether something will work or not, when we don’t have enough knowledge, try finding out something about it or just wait. Either we want hairsite.com to be a knowledgable forum or a forum where people can fight over right or wrong without having knowledge. The latter destroys the professionality of what this forum should strive for, and fills it with false hopes, pessimism, too much optimism, all kind of emotions and strivings, which in the long end will annoy someone and a new bickering will start, etc. Let’s just be cool and post research related things here. No specific emotions involved. If someone wants emotional talk, go to a chat room somewhere and discuss. Here it can get really messy with posts like that.


#4

» » » So why not try
» » » programming them into hair cells? :slight_smile:
» »
» » nice question, but are you asking this to us ? :stuck_out_tongue:
» Hehe. But what we have to think of is maybe contacting people doing this
» kind of research and asking them questions related to hair loss. We can
» either wait and see if anything for hair loss will come out of this, or we
» can speed up our knowledge by asking the researchers. Instead of people
» bickering with each other, decide what kind of actions you plan to take:
»
» 1) Find out the potential of new research by asking the researchers
» 2) Wait
»
» This here is not meant for you biston, I just mean generally for all
» users. Instead of fighting whether something will work or not, when we
» don’t have enough knowledge, try finding out something about it or just
» wait. Either we want hairsite.com to be a knowledgable forum or a forum
» where people can fight over right or wrong without having knowledge. The
» latter destroys the professionality of what this forum should strive for,
» and fills it with false hopes, pessimism, too much optimism, all kind of
» emotions and strivings, which in the long end will annoy someone and a new
» bickering will start, etc. Let’s just be cool and post research related
» things here. No specific emotions involved. If someone wants emotional
» talk, go to a chat room somewhere and discuss. Here it can get really messy
» with posts like that.

It’s about being open minded. We don’t know when a new product may be stumbled upon that will help combat hairloss. That’s why I contacted Acell and posted about it on this site. I didn’t want to falsely get anyones’s hopes up, but this is a site about research for hairloss. I think that it’s worth investigating any potential treatment / cure for hairloss. What are we out if it doesn’t work…we’ll be in the same postion we’re in right now.

By the way, as far as Acell goes…at this point we are just playing the waiting game for the doctors to give us results (either good or bad).

Take Care,
Bill


#5

» » » » So why not try
» » » » programming them into hair cells? :slight_smile:
» » »
» » » nice question, but are you asking this to us ? :stuck_out_tongue:
» » Hehe. But what we have to think of is maybe contacting people doing
» this
» » kind of research and asking them questions related to hair loss. We can
» » either wait and see if anything for hair loss will come out of this, or
» we
» » can speed up our knowledge by asking the researchers. Instead of people
» » bickering with each other, decide what kind of actions you plan to
» take:
» »
» » 1) Find out the potential of new research by asking the researchers
» » 2) Wait
» »
» » This here is not meant for you biston, I just mean generally for all
» » users. Instead of fighting whether something will work or not, when we
» » don’t have enough knowledge, try finding out something about it or just
» » wait. Either we want hairsite.com to be a knowledgable forum or a forum
» » where people can fight over right or wrong without having knowledge.
» The
» » latter destroys the professionality of what this forum should strive
» for,
» » and fills it with false hopes, pessimism, too much optimism, all kind
» of
» » emotions and strivings, which in the long end will annoy someone and a
» new
» » bickering will start, etc. Let’s just be cool and post research related
» » things here. No specific emotions involved. If someone wants emotional
» » talk, go to a chat room somewhere and discuss. Here it can get really
» messy
» » with posts like that.
»
» It’s about being open minded. We don’t know when a new product may be
» stumbled upon that will help combat hairloss. That’s why I contacted Acell
» and posted about it on this site. I didn’t want to falsely get anyones’s
» hopes up, but this is a site about research for hairloss. I think that
» it’s worth investigating any potential treatment / cure for hairloss. What
» are we out if it doesn’t work…we’ll be in the same postion we’re in
» right now.
»
» By the way, as far as Acell goes…at this point we are just playing the
» waiting game for the doctors to give us results (either good or bad).
»
» Take Care,
» Bill
Exactly. I totally agree with you Willy. Your actions are basically the ones I like: contact researchers, learn more, etc. Not arguing whether something will work, but instead trying to find out real info about it, if possible.

It seems there are several ECM products that are about to be released now for humans use. Histogen also has one. I wonder in which way they differ. If I lived in U.S., the amount of research and breakthrough discoveries being made there, I would try to take action and contact people to find out more. I am already trying to do that here from Sweden, but it’s pretty hard :S. And here, we don’t have that much output, we’re only 10 million :slight_smile:


#6

You can always count on the USA to supply a lot of superficial vain people with money to burn for cosmetic improvements.

Many of us are not even very wealthy. But we’re so media-centered that each generation is becoming more willing to dump significant money into cosmetic work. And also getting more willing to do it at younger ages.