Rejuvenating Old Skin Cells: Exploring the Potential of Regenerative Medicine

Reprogramming of old skin cells to restore youthful function
The Babraham Institute’s research has developed a way to \”time-jump\” human skin cell by 30 years. This method allows cells to rewind the clock of aging without losing their specific function. Researchers in the Institute’s Epigenetics program have been able rejuvenate the molecular measurements of biological age and partially restore the function older cells. This research was published in eLife today. While this topic is at an early stage, it has the potential to revolutionize regenerative medical treatment.

What is regenerative Medicine?

As we age, the ability of our cells to function decreases. The genome also accumulates aging marks. Regenerative biology is a way to replace or repair cells, including older ones. Our ability to create \”induced stem cells\” is one of the most powerful tools in regenerative medicine. This process involves several steps that remove some of the markers that differentiate cells. The stem cells can theoretically become any type of cell. However, scientists have not yet been able to recreate conditions that will allow stem cells to differentiate into different cell types.


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