Originally Posted by DallasTreado
Interesting. Though presumably the skin would have to be wounded first in order for the hair follicles to be regenerated.
Yes, that's true. This would e.g. be great for people with existing scars as they can have them cut out and then when the hydrogel is applied their bodies will be able to regenerate skin with
hair in those areas. That is if the tests in humans will be equally succesful as the ones they already did.
This is reminiscent of ACell in a way except this dextran hydrogel seems to be at the very least much more effective, potentially, judging by this recent article.
Of course one shouldn't get ones hopes up too soon but the fact that they have managed to get full skin regeneration with hair and skin oil glands is interesting news in any case. Even if "only" in mice. And Johns Hopkins is a reputable university, right? So again, it seems something genuine to me and not a scam in the making.
Once again, I'm not trying to sell anyone anything nor do I have any other kind of agenda. I'm just sharing information that I thought might be of interest to the people here. With a nickname like Crystal dagger I can see how I might come across as a bit shifty though. haha But I just tried to think of something cool sounding. It actually comes from one of my favorite movies, called Princess Mononoke. Here it is:
If you haven't seen that movie, I'd suggest you watch it as it's really well made.
All the best.