Christiano on researching burdensome hair diseases

Columbia University scientist Angela Christiano, who had alopecia alopecia, explains why hair diseases are most burdensome and what she and her colleagues are trying to do about it.

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Comment by Gina on October 24, 2013 at 3:20pm

a fantastic article about her research is found here: http://discovermagazine.com/2006/feb/when-women-go-bald#.UmlyPBCd5O4

Comment by youarebeautiful on October 24, 2013 at 9:23pm

I appreciate her passion and story.  Here hair looks really curly and soft.

Comment by Mark S. Hansen on October 25, 2013 at 3:22pm

Aleopecia cure, burdensome? Ask yourself this. When was the last great cure for ANY, ANY, major disease in this country? Polio, Malaria, 50-75-100 years ago? When asked about cures? All diseases, Cancers, MD,  etc, receive one major answer; "we are getting close but a real cure is YEARS away.  And both the blessing and curse of Aleopecia is that (thank God) this is not a serious enough, terminal, life threatening, etc., that we need a telethon to raise awareness for year in and year out. How much closer are we to a real complete Cure, after 50 years worth of MD telethons? Answer: No where. I am not saying that all this research and wishful thinking is a waste. But considering that I have had this rotten stinking condition for over 45 years, (I will be 58 in Feb) until you can tell me that an actual cure, has been found, don't bother me with the bull shit of more research. Mark Hansen     

Comment by Mary on October 27, 2013 at 12:12am

Research is often successful with treatments even if not with "cures."  I appreciate very much what medical research is accomplishing.

Comment by di on November 27, 2013 at 6:11am

I am so happy that someone is trying to find a successful treatment for alopecia; maybe even a cure.   I'm 59 years old and have had alopecia universalis for a little less than 2 years. Even if a cure is not in my future, it will hopefully be there for others who will develop this disease.  Baldness is such a life changer. Some many of us need a cure.

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