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rbrown
10-10-2016, 10:38 AM
http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/baldness-could-finally-cured-thanks-9000341

allTheGoodNamesAreTaken
10-10-2016, 08:16 PM
"These come from alopecia patients, after hair surgery, but it is also possible to take a patient’s own cells and multiply them in a laboratory."

As far as I'm aware, cell multiplication is the thing that's been holding hair cloning back anyway - the cells degrade more with each generation they're multiplied into.

rbrown
10-11-2016, 08:17 AM
"These come from alopecia patients, after hair surgery, but it is also possible to take a patient’s own cells and multiply them in a laboratory."

As far as I'm aware, cell multiplication is the thing that's been holding hair cloning back anyway - the cells degrade more with each generation they're multiplied into.

Cosmetic companies have loads of money and finally one of them seems interested in investing in finding a real treatment not some bullshit lotion. So just keep our fingers crossed.

BoSox
10-11-2016, 11:32 AM
Cosmetic companies have loads of money and finally one of them seems interested in investing in finding a real treatment not some bullshit lotion. So just keep our fingers crossed.

Yes! They seem really confident as well. I haven't seen anything mentioned about time. How far are they in this ?

allTheGoodNamesAreTaken
10-11-2016, 04:58 PM
Cosmetic companies have loads of money and finally one of them seems interested in investing in finding a real treatment not some bullshit lotion. So just keep our fingers crossed.

I hope they crack it... but if it comes down to getting cells to multiply through enough generations without degrading, I'd bet on one of the teams that have already had a few years' headstart on the problem.

Swooping
10-25-2016, 06:04 PM
I hope they crack it... but if it comes down to getting cells to multiply through enough generations without degrading, I'd bet on one of the teams that have already had a few years' headstart on the problem.

http://global.kyocera.com/news/2016/0702_nfid.html

Tsuji is very close to cracking the culturing problem.

Ibra
10-26-2016, 02:16 AM
The cure is here soon my friends ! I want a pitt hairline :)

BoSox
10-26-2016, 12:29 PM
The cure is here soon my friends ! I want a pitt hairline :)

Source ?

garethbale
10-26-2016, 03:21 PM
The cure is here soon my friends ! I want a pitt hairline :)

In theory it may be here soon, i.e. proof of concept.

In practice however, it's years away.

allTheGoodNamesAreTaken
10-26-2016, 06:59 PM
http://global.kyocera.com/news/2016/0702_nfid.html

Tsuji is very close to cracking the culturing problem.

I've been somewhat aware of his approach but hadn't yet seen anything not involving a mouse study.

Swooping
10-27-2016, 12:54 PM
I've been somewhat aware of his approach but hadn't yet seen anything not involving a mouse study.

True, but observations in actual humans heavily support his science. If he cracks the culturing problem we will probably finally have a "functional cure" for almost anyone. It still remains to be seen when he cracks it though. They are confident it will happen short term. Finally after many years we have something in sight that might really be "it".

allTheGoodNamesAreTaken
10-27-2016, 03:38 PM
True, but observations in actual humans heavily support his science. If he cracks the culturing problem we will probably finally have a "functional cure" for almost anyone. It still remains to be seen when he cracks it though. They are confident it will happen short term. Finally after many years we have something in sight that might really be "it".

Well it seems almost inevitable to me, all they have to do is create the right environment and then the cells know what to do.