Life extension


Xenotransplantation: Animals Organs for Human Transplantation: How Close are We?

The earliest known documentation of xenotransplantation was in the year 1667 when a French doctor by the name of Jean-Baptiste Denys made use of blood collected from farm animals to perform human blood transfusions. This animal-to-human transplantation had some initial success, as Denys’ first patient, a fifteen-year-old boy, survived upon receiving sheep’s blood into his …

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Xenotransplantation ( xenos- from the Greek meaning “foreign”), is the transplantation of living cells , tissues or organs from one species to another. [1] Such cells, tissues or organs are called xenografts or xenotransplants . It is contrasted with allotransplantation (from other individual of the same species), syngeneic transplantation or isotransplantation (grafts transplanted between two genetically identical individuals of the same species) and autotransplantation (from one part of the body to another in the same person).

Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence

Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senescence ( SENS ) is the term coined by British biogerontologist Aubrey of Gray for the diverse range of regenerative medical therapies, either planned or currently in development, [1] for the periodical repair of all age-related damage to human tissue with the ultimate purpose of maintaining a negligible senescence in the patient, thereby aiding postponing age-associated disease for as long as the therapies are …

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Stem-cell therapy

Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. Bone marrow transplant is the most widely used stem-cell therapy, but some therapies derived from umbilical cord blood are also used. Research is underway to develop various sources for stem cells, and to apply stem-cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and conditions such as diabetes , heart disease , and other conditions.

Somatic cell nuclear transfer

In genetics and developmental biology , somatic cell nuclear transfer ( SCNT ) is a laboratory strategy for creating a viable embryo from a body cell and an egg cell. The technique consists of taking an enucleated oocyte (egg cell) and implanting a donor nucleus from a somatic (body) cell. It is used in both therapeutic and reproductive cloning . Dolly the Sheep became famous for being the first successful case …

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Siming (deity)

Siming ( Chinese : 司命 ; pinyin : Siming ) Refers to a Chinese deity or deified functionary of That title Who makes fine adjustments’ to human fate , with various English translations (Such As, the Master of Fate, Controller of Fate, Judge of deified Life, Arbiter of Fate, Director of Allotted Life Spans, and Director of Destinies). Siming is both an abstract deity and a celestial asterism .