Thursday, March 27, 2008

Staying Young - anti ageing research

Science of ageing. How to stop getting old. Medical research into physiology of ageing. How cells get old. Tissue regeneration of heart, muscle, retina, spine, brain and other organs. Repair of tissue damage. Organ regeneration. Cure for blood pressure? New facelift therapy? Humpback whales, Rockfish Project and slow ageing in turtles and parrots. Human impact of anti-aging therapy. Social impact of living longer. Impact on longevity forecasts for life insurance and pensions risk. Cure for deafness and cure for macular degeneration. Conference keynote speaker and Futurist Dr Patrick Dixon.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Cure for rheumatoid arthritis?

Cure for autoimmune diseases such as psoriasis, rheumatoid, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, multiple sclerosis? Targetting specific immune cells to restore normal immune system with potentially very few side effects. Medical research using immunology. But will pharmaceutical companies wish or be able to fund such research? It will be a technique not a therapy to be sold.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cure for diabetes?

Video on: Could we find a cure for juvenile diabetes (different from type 2 adult diabetes). Health problems from raised blood sugar, insulin deficiency, nerve damage, blindness, heart disease, stroke, impotence and many other issues. Possible therapy using adult stem cells which produce natural human insulin in response to rise in blood sugar. Research with liver cells transforming into insulin secreting cells. Possible side effects. Growing type 2 diabetes among children and adults. Health care costs. conference keynote speaker and futurist.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Joint replacement for rheumatoid and osteoarthritis

Growing need with older population. Largest market in US. New treatments and methods. Plastic and metal hips wear out, need revision, complications, infection, dislocation. Preserve neck of femur. Using adult stem cells to regrow joint surfaces. Grow new cartilage. Repair knee, hip, shoulder repairs. Chronic pain and disability, lack of mobility, improving mobility and function, range of movement. Medical research. Orthopaedics / orthopaedics and rheumatology future trends. Patrick Dixon, conference keynote speaker and futurist.