Each year, scientists from around the globe gather at the World Congress for Hair Research to discuss the newest findings and breakthroughs in the field of hair loss research. This year the conference is being hosted by the Korean Hair Research Society in Jeju Island, Korea. Starting today, May 14th, 2014, the conference features a number of exciting presentations and discussions about cutting-edge research and potential new treatments.
These presentations include: updates on the 3-D culturing model of dermal papilla stem cells and its application in hair multiplication; techniques for “reprogramming” normal skin fibroblast cells into dermal papilla cells (hair follicle stem cells); and a technique for creating large amounts of multiplied/cloned hair follicles in a chip bioreactor.
What’s more, several members of other online hair restoration discussion forums started a crowd-funding initiative and raised enough capital to send a member to report on the conference. The member has a background in science and agreed to record and report on the conference and interview several prominent researchers.
The conference is being held from May 14th through the 17th, and I am updating the community with news from the congress on our Hair Loss Breakthroughs and Future Treatments discussion thread. Please check the thread at our Hair Restoration Discussion Forums for exciting updates!
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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