What few people understand is that, as cells age, some of them degenerate into a population of poorly functioning senescent cells that accumulate throughout our body. There is no value to retaining these lingering senile cells.
We are constantly looking for ways to increase the stem cell output from bone marrow. We know all too well that most of the regenerative cells that we inject into the joint typically survive for only a short period of time. Their release of growth factors is what gives
What can help increase longevity? We increase longevity by giving the cells more energy, increasing their telomere length, boosting the immune system, repairing DNA, and stimulating certain genes which foster longevity.
Short telomeres are associated with many different diseases ranging from cancer, osteoarthritis, diabetes, and many neurological conditions. Some of these neurological conditions may include Alzheimer’s Disease which is one of the scourges of
Fat is a very popular treatment modality in Regenerative Medicine. There have been many articles written about fat, some condemning it as being far inferior to bone marrow aspirate while others give it the highest praise. The real question is, "Where does fat
Bone marrow and stem cells make endocannabinoids that interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in nearly every cell in the human body. If cannabinoids can enhance stem cell migration and proliferation, this could be a powerful therapy.
Nitric oxide (NO) can act as a stimulator of stem cell proliferation and it has a critical role in analgesia, vasodilation, neuromodulation, angiogenesis and our immune system. It also has a long-term effect on memory in the brain.
There has recently been a spate of scientific articles and a buzz on the internet about the use of stem cell therapy for “anti-aging” treatments. This is something we have been involved with for some time now, including the youthful regeneration of aging tissues.
Healthy cells that experience stress can enter a state known as cellular senescence. In this state, cells stop dividing and profoundly alter their metabolism, appearance, and interactions with their environment. The subcellular damage itself
A few months ago, I wrote a blog on umbilical cord blood and placenta stem cell products being made available in the US. The central message was to exercise caution with these products, applying the principle of caveat emptor [buyer beware]