So we now know that baldness is caused by stem cells in the scalp that fail to produce progenitor cells.
And so i was reading the USA today article on the recent article by Dr. Cotsarelis and his team.
And i noticed in the end of the article is stated
“Experiments in mice suggest that progenitor cells grown from stem cells in test tubes may be lead to hair regrowth if applied as a treatment. “Understanding the signals responsible for transition of stem cells to progenitor and more differentiated cells will be the next step in developing new treatments for skin disorders,” conclude the researchers.”
So im thinking why dont we culture and clone these progenitor cells from the donor region and reinject them into the bald area?
How long could this take?