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FGF9: worst case scenario (Hair Multiplication & Stem Cells Treatment)

posted by roger_that, MARYLAND, 06.06.2013, 11:49

Here's the worst case scenario of all this. I don't think this is necessarily the case, but it is something we have to think about...

All these "discoveries" by Dr. Cotsarelis (PGD2, Fgf9, etc.) may just be the result of his desperately testing out a huge number of different known compounds, sequentially, with a major goal being to keep the flow of money to his lab, and/or to pump up Follica by attracting new investors.

If he tests 100 or 1000 different compounds, obviously some will tend to increase hair growth (in mice or whatever) more than others. That doesn't necessarily mean that they're growing a lot of hair, or that they can grow a lot of hair on a human head.

Maybe PGD2 and Fgf9 are just two of the ones at the top of the list.

But that doesn't mean they really grow a lot of hair -- it just means they grow MORE hair than all the other possibly hundreds of compounds he's tested.

The rest falls together as PR and spin. You take that comparative result, and then sell it to the media as a potential "cure", like a "silver bullet", but all you really have is a couple of compounds that scored better than average at growing a little bit of hair in mouse tests.

Actually, I'm more optimistic, long-run, about PGD2, because the science seems to connect a lot of things (e.g. the centrality of prostaglandin metabolism to the hair cycle), and involves more than just that one Cotsarelis study (its connection with DHT is actually proven and demonstrated by people other than Cotsarelis).

roger_that is located in MARYLAND and he is available to meet: YES
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