Advancing Innovation in Dermatology

Recently, I came across a new non-profit US-based organization whose leadership team includes several world renowned hair loss research experts.  This company is called Advancing Innovation in Dermatology (AID).

The most famous person on this company’s staff is Ken Washenik of Aderans and Bosley fame. He is perhaps the third most famous hair loss research personality in the world behind George Cotsarelis and Angela Christiano. However, all three of these esteemed scientists have made overly optimistic forecasts about hair cloning or hair multiplication in the past.

William Ju

However, the person that interests me the most is William Ju, the president of Advancing Innovation in Dermatology. Until mid-2013, he was also president of Follica.  While Aderans lost its funding in 2013 and seems to hold limited potential for a rebirth, Follica is still operating successfully.

In fact, just prior to leaving Follica, Dr. Ju was quoted in an article and seemed to be full of optimism regarding Follica’s potential.  So it is surprising that so soon after expressing this optimism, Dr. Ju left Follica and moved to a non-profit organization.

Major Stem Cell Related Discovery by Dr. Haruko Obokata

The most read story on BBC today:

Stem cells can now be made quickly just by dipping blood cells into acid

New Scientist article

As is usually the case, the results have only been shown in mice as of now:-)  Nevertheless, seems like a lot of scientists around the world are excited about this.

My favorite quotes:

Chris Mason, professor of regenerative medicine at University College London, said if it also works in humans then “the age of personalised medicine would have finally arrived.”

Prof Lovell-Badge said: “It is going to be a while before the nature of these cells are understood, and whether they might prove to be useful for developing therapies, but the really intriguing thing to discover will be the mechanism underlying how a low pH shock triggers reprogramming – and why it does not happen when we eat lemon or vinegar or drink cola?”

Also make me wonder if there really is some sound logic behind alkaline diets.

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