“Anthony Fauci, the director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), near Washington, told The Independent that the animal model – which uses genetically engineered simian and human immunodeficiency viruses in a combination, known as SHIV – failed to predict what will happen when a prototype vaccine is moved from laboratory monkeys to people. “We’ve learnt a few important things [from the clinical trial]. We’ve learnt that one of the animal models, the SHIV model, really doesn’t predict very well at all,” he said.”
Most of the scientists interviewed in the article think we wont have a vaccine for AIDS in the next 10-20 years, and some thing we may NEVER have a vaccine for AIDS.
What does this have to do with hair? This is why we can only really get excited about a treatment when its tried on human skin on a SCID mouse AT THE LEAST…and much more excited when its actually tried on a human being and been shown to have at least -some- efficacy. Thats why I want Follica to go on ahead and test a few guys like NOW, and not a year down the line. Thats why I wish Aderans would hold a trial NOW, and not years from now. What they think “they have” with animal models might not translate and thus have been a waste of time. Once clincal safety is shown…its time to put down the rodents and monkeys. Years keep going by. Test patches in people would be better than the road being currently travelled in many things.