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Wake forest regeneration research


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been a long time since i posted anything on this site (too busy other than to do a quick look for new stuff every few days) but here is something i first saw on 60 minutes. they are doing some amazing stuff at wake forest.

this has probably been posted before but if not people may want to take a look at it. if these cats are growing organs i would think they could do a little “side” research on duplicating hair follicles. maybe if they get enough input and see the potential demand they could put someone on it.

http://www.wfubmc.edu/wfirm/

Jim


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» this has probably been posted before but if not people may want to take a
» look at it. if these cats are growing organs i would think they could do a
» little “side” research on duplicating hair follicles. maybe if they get
» enough input and see the potential demand they could put someone on it.

Just to “duplicate” hair follicles isn’t the problem since years (e.g. PL-FUT technique) - that’s fact, it’s working and it’s scientifically proven several times.

Just to “clone” entire organs (hair follicles too) or body parts (fingers, ears etc) in vitro isn’t the “big problem” since years too. The next ultimate step has been to accomplish the same in vivo resp. in situ - to regenerate or reprogram defect tissues and organs. And if they are able to accomplish this (be assured, they are able), so why not “simply” regenerating and/or reprogramming hair follicle structures with such techniques?

Recently, I already mentioned something about this matter:
http://www.hairsite.com/hair-loss/forum_entry-id-64959-page-0-category-1-order-last_answer.html

But I didn’t talk about “cats”, I just talked about 1 “wolf” who is helping “a little bit” baldies too …