September 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

fountain of youth

5 min read

Imagine an old man and a teenager sitting side by side, with blood flowing from the kid to the oldster in a stab at anti-aging. Sort of like a one-way fountain of youth via blood flow…Sci-fi? People are kind of trying it in the real world. A self-described ‘clinical trial’ of a sort by a company called Ambrosia essentially lets you buy an infusion of a younger person’s blood in an attempt at anti-aging for $8,000. Interested? Reportedly tech guru Peter Thiel is: “I’m not convinced yet …Read More

2 min read

I predict that cosmetics firm Olay will announce an anti-aging cosmetic product specifically based on stem cells in some way soon. But can stem cell technology now really make you younger? No, according to the best science; maybe at some point in the future. Yes, according to a hypeful HuffPost piece, which discussed work by a research team at the University of Sheffield in the UK. The HuffPostpiece is entitled “Fountain Of Youth Discovered By Awakening Skin’s ‘Sleeping’ Stem Cells, Researchers Say”. The work was …Read More