Questions for Dr. Alexey Terskikh

Beyond Hair Loss

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Candid street shot, Auckland, New Zealand.
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Why are young guys going bald?

When Prince William and Kate Middleton glowed in their wedding photographs, one more element was noticed as a lot as their satisfied smiles – the alarmingly developing bald patch on the ecstatic groom’s head. Royalty aside, the prince is just among the millions of men in their 20s who knowledge excessive hair fall that leads to premature balding.

Despite the development of multitudes of hair items and therapies, why are so a lot of men balding in their 20s? Excessive hair fall is a key indicator of alopecia.

Higher tension has turn into the most typical cause of several issues. Trichologists and hair authorities agree that tension triggers difficulties such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium and trichotillomania that lead to balding. The silver lining is that balding brought on due to stress can be decreased by adopting pressure management methods.

I have covered Dr. Alexey Terskikh (who works at the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in California) a few occasions in the past on this weblog prior to. My major post on him and his pluripotent stem cell connected function from almost exactly two years ago can be read here.

Not too long ago, commentator “Sets” has contacted me a couple of instances in order to see if I, with his aid, can set up an interview with Dr. Terskikh. “Sets” is in regular touch with Dr. Terskikh on Facebook and has been acting as the in-between contact individual in between myself and the physician/researcher.

I attempted to get in touch with Dr. Terskikh a number of occasions in the past, but he never responded until not too long ago (and that to an e-mail I sent him 7 months ago soon after “Sets” asked him to look for it!). It seems like the doctor is less difficult to make contact with via Facebook, which I have not utilized in 1.five years, so “Sets” is performing the grunt perform for us. Please do not e-mail Dr. Terskikh as I am confident he gets 100s of them each day and is very unlikely to respond in any wonderful detail if at all.

In any occasion, if you have any queries that you want to ask Dr. Terskikh, please post them in the comments to this post and I will choose the most scientific/technical ones as effectively as the most fascinating non-technical ones to ask him. Of course his willingness to respond will be dependent upon “Sets” a lot much more so than upon myself:-(

On Twitter Dr. Terskikh has mentioned the want to raise $ three million to $ 5 million in funding in order to proceed with his team’s groundbreaking stem cell based hair growth related study. In his current e-mail to me, he mentioned they require $ 1 million to “swiftly comprehensive all preclinical studies and move into clinic“. As most us know, hair associated study and clinical trial funding are by no means even a remote priority for governments, universities or scientific institutions. If any of the readers of this blog is super wealthy, maybe give away $ 1 million to Dr. Terskikh to speed factors up for all of us.

The Finish of Hair Loss and Balding by 2020

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