Stem cell therapy has been used for a number of regenerative treatments in recent years, and more research is being done all the time to discover new ways that they can be used. The most recent research to be published suggests that stem cell therapy can actually reverse aging of the brain. This could be important for certain age related medical and mental conditions.
Stem Cells and the Brain
The brain, particularly the hypothalamus, is full of stem cells. As we age, the stem cells in our brain begin to deplete. This decrease in stem cells is related to the aging of the brain, but also the overall aging of the body. As the stem cells decrease, age related conditions and mental clarity can be affected.
The research study that was performed involved mice that were injected with stem cells. Mice, like humans, have decreased stem cells as they age. When stem cells in the brain began to decrease, the mice were injected with stem cells. The results of the study showed that the signs of aging both in the brain and throughout the body was slowed or completely reversed in all of the treated mice.
What This Could Mean
Age related illness and medical conditions such as dementia, arthritis, cataracts, and others could potentially be treated with stem cell therapy. More research is needed to determine just how much stem cell therapy could slow or reverse the effects of aging in the brain and the rest of the body. Until that research is conclusive, some doctors experienced in stem cell therapy and research may be willing to attempt stem cell therapy for these conditions.
If you are interested in stem cell therapy for your age related medical condition, use our database to find regenerative medicine doctors and researchers. With an experienced professional, you may be able to discover new options.