Scientists have developed an original way to deliver antioxidants to stem cells that can stop their aging process. This discovery opens up new horizons for cell therapy of patients, regardless of their age.
Stem cells, which have been successfully used in recent years to treat various diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and others, are also subject to aging, which created certain difficulties in their use.
According to information received from the University of Illinois, scientists have managed to reverse the aging process of stem cells.
They achieved this by developing a specific way to deliver antioxidants that were packaged in a crystalline form and stabilized with polymers.
Under normal conditions, antioxidants retain their activity for six hours, but thanks to a new method, their shelf life has been increased to two days. This means that more therapeutic molecules can now be harvested and the effectiveness of therapy can be increased.
Using your own stem cells is an extremely promising approach to the treatment of many diseases. There is no need to wait for donor organs or tissues, as your own stem cells are always available.
Moreover, this new method allows to correct the “age” of the cells, which opens up the possibility of using it at any age.
The discovery of scientists has great potential for medicine and promises to change the approach to the treatment of various diseases.