Kérastase Densifique

Recommended reads: PSC, COVID, FDA pledge, sci jobs

Sarthy-et-al-eLife-2020-Fig-2

When you sit down to read science on the weekends lately, assuming you are not primarily a COVID-19 researcher, how much COVID stuff seeps into your reading? As I was going over some of this year’s recommended weekly reads posts here on The Niche, I’ve realized that an increasing amount of COVID-19 research has joined …

Recommended reads: PSC, COVID, FDA pledge, sci jobs Read More »

Skeptical look at stem cells for baldness: hope vs. hype

Bald-stem

Can stem cells some day cure baldness? This is about more than vanity. Baldness can also be due to a medical condition or a side effect of a treatment of another kind. Many medical procedures such as radiation treatment for brain cancer or chemo as well as medical conditions such as burns or alopecia cause baldness, …

Skeptical look at stem cells for baldness: hope vs. hype Read More »

Stem cells to cure baldness: how would that work & when?

Bald-stem-300x3001

Today, I would say not a single stem cell-based treatment for baldness being sold out there claiming it works seems promising and legit. (Update: see this 2019 piece on where things stand on stem cells for hair loss.) Sad, huh? Is there reason for hope for stem cells helping hair loss? But there is reason …

Stem cells to cure baldness: how would that work & when? Read More »

Baldness points to big positive power of blogs

Baldness can teach us something about blogging? You might be surprised! My mission with this blog is to responsibly use its influence for good for educational outreach to help people learn about stem cells. Can this blog make a difference? Does it have any influence? It seems so. Blogging is a lot more powerful than …

Baldness points to big positive power of blogs Read More »