February 18, 2011
The hair loss world has been buzzing ever since the news broke that a team of UCLA scientists accidently reversed baldness in mice while conducting studies on their digestive function.
While many people are hopeful that this might help lead to more effective hair loss treatments for men and women, there are several critics that are doubtful that this finding will result in anything favorable for the hair loss community.
Spencer Kobren took the opportunity to interview the senior investigator of this study, Yvette Taché, Ph.D. In the interview Dr. Taché describes how her research team made this hair loss reversing discovery, and she also talks about how this may help people dealing with all forms of alopecia.
Only time will tell if this discovery turns out to be helpful in finding effective treatments or even a cure for common male and female pattern hair loss.
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February 17, 2011
Veterinary digestive disease researcher Dr. Million Mulugeta had no idea that his research on mice might one day effect countless millions of human beings and the world as we know it.
Dr. Mulugeta and his team were were studying digestive function in mice that coincidently suffered with alopecia (hair loss) due to an increase in corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), a compound that seems to play a role in how the body responds to stress. When the team injected an antagonist, a compound that blocks CRF, once daily for five days, the mice regrew all of their hair. It was a surprising response that lasted for four months.
Although some types of hair loss have long been linked to stress, Dr. Mulugeta had no idea that inhibiting key receptors in a stress response pathway would have such a dramatic effect on stimulating once dormant hair follicles.
“This was totally unexpected,” said Mulugeta, co-director of the UCLA/CURE Digestive Diseases Research Center. “We do not work on hair; we did not set out to study hair growth.”
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Histogen Update – Spencer Kobren Speaks With Dr. Craig Ziering About Possible Launch Date of Histogen’s (HSC) And More
February 5, 2011
Histogen’s Hair Stimulating Complex (HSC) is considered as cutting edge as it gets in the fight against male and female pattern hair loss.
A proprietary liquid formula created by the culturing of newborn fibroblasts in an embryonic-like environment, Histogen’s (HSC) is the first naturally stabilized and bioactive formulation of Wnt proteins and natural cofactors being developed and evaluated as an injectable product for hair growth.
Craig L. Ziering, D.O., FAOCD, Histogen’s principal clinical investigator joins Spencer Kobren to discuss Histogen’s latest developments.