Title: Male-pattern baldness, common latent viruses, and Microcompetition Model

Hanan Polansky

The Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease, USA


Dr. Polansky is the director of the Center for the Biology of Chronic Disease (CBCD). Dr. Polansky received his PhD on Computational Models of Intuition from the Hebrew University in Israel. He then worked at Cornell University, and the University of Rochester. Dr. Polansky wrote the book: Microcompetition with Foreign DNA and the Origin of Chronic Disease. Dr. Polansky is also the developer of the psycholinguistic-based data-mining program called Computer Intuition. The program uncovers the intuition of scientists hiding in scientific papers. Dr. Polansky is using Computer Intuition in in uncovering surprising relationships hiding in the scientific literature.


Many studies link the development of androgen-related disorders to the overexpression of two proteins, 5α-reductase and androgen receptor (AR). In this presentation we use the Microcompetition Model to explain how common latent viruses can cause a transcription factor deficiency, overexpression of 5α-reductase and AR, and male-pattern baldness.

Audience take away:

  • The audience will discover that latent viruses can cause hair loss and baldness.This is new etiology of hair loss and baldness suggests new possible directions for research, and new opportunities for development of treatments.
  • As a practitioner’s website on hair loss describes Polansky and Kestenbaum scientific work on hair loss “It is a rare thing, after years of trawling hair loss articles, to come across a new theory for the cause of hair loss. But this is most definitely one…” (Source His Hair Clinic,  We believe that every scientist who is researching the subject should be interested in a new theory that introduces a new cause of hair loss and baldness.