Aderans Research Presents at SID (Society of Investigative Dermatology)
Aderans Research Institute Inc. (ARI) this week presents an abstract at the prestigious Society of
Investigative Dermatology (SID) at the society’s annual meeting in Atlanta.
Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 7, 2010 -- Aderans Research Institute Inc. (ARI) this week presents an abstract at the
prestigious Society of Investigative Dermatology (SID) at the society’s annual meeting in Atlanta.
The abstract—entered in the “Hair and Cutaneous Development” category—concerns hair follicle formation
from cultured cells, and summarizes research conducted by a group of ARI researchers, including ARI research
scientist Arben Nace, Executive Vice President Ken Washenik M.D., Ph.D., and Kurt Stenn M.D., Vice President
Research and Chief Scientific Officer.
Entitled, “Common mechanism of hair follicle formation from dissociated trichogenic epidermal and dermal
cells,” the work investigates whether morphogenetic steps dissociated cells take to produce a hair follicle in a
mouse are the same across all mammals. The study concludes, “that hair follicles form from dissociated cells in
all mammals by one common, or universal, morphogenetic pathway.”
“This abstract covers important ground in our research into follicle formation and activity,” said Ken Washenik.
“It is central to our efforts to develop a clinically viable answer to the challenge of hair regeneration.”
“Presenting at SID is always an honor,” added Kurt Stenn. “It lends a degree of credibility to your work and
provides a level of exposure you won’t find anywhere else.”
The 2010 SID Annual Meeting takes place May 5-8 at the Hilton Atlanta Hotel in Atlanta, GA.
About the SID
The Society of Investigative Dermatology is one of the leading organizations devoted to cutaneous investigation.
Its stated mission is “to advance and promote the sciences relevant to skin health and disease through education,
advocacy, and scholarly exchange of scientific information.” The society produces the