Stem cell treatment and stem cell gene therapy are leading the way to anti-aging technologies and treatments. Regenerative stem cell therapies are at the forefront of stem cell studies in this type of research, utilizing advanced cellular therapy methodologies to replace damaged or dying cells, which accelerate the aging process.
Such stem cell replacement therapy rely on the transplantation of healthy and vibrant cells that have been isolated and multiplied in an environment outside the body. These stem cells, utilizing adult stem cells, autologous (self) stem cells or umbilical cord stem cells are then injected into the body or skin, depending on need, to supply a healthy source of new cellular growth.
Pre-engineered adult stem cells are often utilized in such research. Adult stem cell therapy or autologous stem cells utilizes a patient’s own stem cells harvested through a typical blood draw. Patients receive injections of the new cell growth about a week later. The injected adult stem cells then stimulate the regrowth of tissues and cellular structures throughout the body or in specific areas where they are injected.
Therapeutic cloning involves the nuclear transfer of somatic stem cells. This technique is often used with skin cells and is commonly used to treat a variety of skin disorders. Stem cells are extracted and transferred to grow in small sections of human tissue for eventual transplant. Therapeutic cloning was first accomplished in 2001. The process relies on therapeutic cloning of DNA as the basis of collection for cellular information and structure.