Follica Co-founder and Scientific Advisor, George Cotsarelis, M.D. Publishes New Research on Hair Follicle Stem Cells in The Journal of Clinical Investigation
PHILADELPHIA - In a new study, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, a team led by George Cotsarelis, M.D., chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Follica co-founder and Scientific Advisory Board member, has found that hair follicle stem cells are preserved in bald scalp from men. These findings, based on studies of human cell samples from bald scalp and non-bald scalp, showed that bald areas had the same number of stem cells as normal scalp in the same person, but lacked a more mature cell type called a progenitor. These findings support Follica's approach towards treating androgenetic alopecia, which targets activation of stem cells to induce hair follicle neogenesis.