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Stem Cells and Aging

Ageing is accompanied by a progressive decline in stem cell function, resulting in less effective tissue homeostasis and repair. In this unit lectures cover age-related stem cell dysfunction and various paradigms of how stem cell functionality changes with age, including impaired self-renewal and aberrant differentiation potential. As multicellular organisms age, there is a gradual loss of tissue homeostasis and organ function. Throughout life, populations of adult stem cells maintain many tissues, such as the blood, skin and intestinal epithelium. Therefore, it is likely that the decrease in tissue homeostasis can be attributed to an age-related decline in the ability of stem cells to replace damaged cells. Although cell autonomous changes occur as the organism ages that result in the inability of stem cells to proliferate or self-renew, or of daughter cells to differentiate along a specific lineage, local and systemic changes can also affect the ability of stem and progenitor cells to function properly.

What's Included

Maharaj - Adult Stem Cells - Current Clinical Treatments

The purpose of this unit is to introduce Adult Stem Cells and their importance in treatment 

Ratajczak - Stem Cells - Regeneration of Tissues

This unit discusses aging and regeneration and the clinical applications of stem cells.

Cooper - Applications of Stem Cells for Bone Diseases

The purpose of this unit is to identify bone disease amenable to stem cell therapy and identify stem cell options for treatment. It defines regeneration vs repair of bone tissue in stem cell therapy. 

Maharaj - Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine

The purpose of this unit is to understand what regenerative medicine is, Understand what adult stem cells are, Understand which medical conditions may benefit from regenerative medicine, Understand the sources of stem cells for regenerative medicine and Understand the clinical applications in Diabetes.

Blum - Review of Natural Agents for Cell Therapy Applications

This unit covers the clinical trials of natural agents in cell therapy.

Andrews - Telomerase in Stem Cells

The purpose of this unit is to understand telomeres and telomere shortening.  The Pathology of telomere shortening and how to keep telomeres Long are discussed.

Quyyumi - Circulating Progenitors as Markers of Risk

The cardiovascular risk factors and disease and prognosis are discussed.

Quyyumi - Endothelial Progenitor Cell Therapy in Cardiovascular Diseases

The purpose of this unit is to understand the selection of stem cells for Cardiovascular Diseases and their therapies.

Bickford - Review of Natural Agents for Cell Therapy

The unit describes clinical trials of natural agents in cell therapy.

Bickford - Stem Cell Aging - Basics

Stem cells basics are discussed in this unit as well as stem cell effects of aging and the reduction to practice.

Bickford - Stem Cell Aging - Extrinsic Modulators

This unit discusses aging and stem cells. It describes the effects on stem cell regenerative capacity with age.

Bickford - Stem Cell Augmentation with Nutraceuticals

Aging and Disease and the nutritional approach to stem cells are explained in this unit.

De Grey - The Partnership between Stem Cell and other Regenerative Therapies

The unit discusses what regenerative medicine and aging is.

Maharaj - Stem Cells for Cardiac Repair

The purpose of this unit is to understand the use of stem cells on heart disease.

Maharaj - Current & Future Perspectives - Adult Stem Cell Banking

The purpose of this unit is to understand various perspectives on Stem Cell Banking and their applications. You will understand who should collect their cells and when they should do so.

Enrollment Cost

$1,500.00 (tax incl.)

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Stem Cells and Aging

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