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Treating age related hair loss and alopecia

Aging and Balding Let's face it, aging provides ample surprises and challenges. While there’s often more serious issues like disease to worry about, things like hair loss and skin appearance are extremely common and ultimately very visible. Research has found that 16% of men between 18-29 experience balding, whereas 53% of men between 40-49 experience balding. Scientists from American Hair Loss Association (AHLA) estimate 50% of women and 85% of men in the U.S. will experience balding in their lifetime.  In an age where zoom calls and social media constantly put our looks on camera, it's not surprising we want to look our best. However, what we are not told is that androgenetic alopecia, the most common type of balding...

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How to Prepare for Hearing Loss

Unfortunately we can lose our hearing throughout the course of our life from loud noises, disease, and of course aging. Inner ear hearing loss is currently incurable. However researchers are working on developing stem cell solutions to treat hearing loss.

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How to Interpret Your Cell Viability Report

What’s in the Image You Receive The image attached to your viability report is a picture of your hair follicle! This image is used as part of our viability assessment and taken using a powerful confocal microscope. The colours you see are known as ‘staining.’ We use multiple dyes that bind to your cells and fluoresce or create light if they attach to the proper structure. The blue that you see is a dye that binds to the DNA of each cell. We measure the amount of blue light using our microscopes and their computers to tell us how many cells are on your follicle. The green that you see indicates which cells are live cells. The green dye will...

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What is Regenerative Medicine?

Regenerative Medicine 101  Regenerative medicine is an exciting field in the future of medicine, using the therapeutic ability of cells to repair and regenerate damage caused by disease and aging.  Regenerative medicine uses three types of cell: Somatic cells (normal adult cells), adult stem cells and pluripotent cells.  Regenerative medicine treatments are usually either an injection of stem cells or a form of tissue engineering. Advancements in regenerative medicine are opening up possibilities for treatment of heart, bone and viral induced diseases and symptoms.  A New Era of Cell Based Medicine Regenerative medicine is beginning to make a significant impact on our approach with healthcare, and for good reason.  Unlike traditional approaches to medicine that target the symptoms of disease with interventions or drugs,...

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