Stem Cell Therapy on the Front Line of Anti Aging
Stem cell therapy is showing promise in the cure of cancer and repairing injuries to the spinal cord â€“ it is also in the front line as a potential treatment for anti aging therapy. With baby boomers now reaching retirement age, the slowdown of their bodies not only will take their toll on the boomers, but will take its toll on the health system as well. Medical researchers are working furiously to find treatments and cures for many age related issues; anything from heart disease to Alzheimer's and broken bones. Science knows that stem cells are the foundation for the development of all living things. Stem cells at the embryonic stage have the potential of becoming anything, whereas adult stem cells are limited in what they can do and what uses they can be put to. Regardless, stem cells have the potential of allowing the body to repair itself and replace cells which have been damaged. A lot of the work in stem cell technology has been focusing on how these cells can be manipulated to manufacture other cells anywhere in the body â€“ cells that can replicate and replace those that may have failed in the heart, brain or anywhere else. Many scientists are focusing their attention on how stem cells can be used to keep bodies healthier as they age. It is not an issue of extending the life span; it is more an issue of making one's life better as they age. Stem cells fade over time and their ability to repair, heal and replenish is diminished. Research has found that elderly individuals have almost the same quantity of stem cells as younger people, but they lose out on performance. The surrounding tissue for some reason slows them down and they become less productive. The research is focused on ways of reactivating these stem cells as they show potential in treating many diseases associated with aging, most of which are the result of the body's inability to be self healing. There are systems that are severely affected by aging â€“ they simply break down, cease to function or result in disease. Stem cells have the potential of repairing tissue, adding not years, but productive years to life. Stem cells may help people remain vigorous as they age, adding to the enjoyment of life. Research continues, but results look promising with each study and each finding made.
Published on Jan 26, 2013
Published on Jan 26, 2013
Stem cell therapy is showing promise in the cure of cancer and repairing injuries to the spinal cord – it is also in the front line as a pot...