Sensorineural hearing loss

Sensory hair cells

Humans are born with about 15,000 hair cells in the cochlea of each ear. Hair cells are commonly lost due to noise exposure in work settings or as a result of aging, certain viral infections or exposure to medicines that are toxic to ears.

These lost hair cells do not spontaneously regenerate, leading to progressive degrees of hearing loss. This condition is called sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), which impacts more than 90 percent of all people with hearing loss.

While hearing loss is often thought to be caused by aging, the condition is strongly correlated with living in an industrialized society and associated noise exposure and other environmental factors.

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Why is stem cell banking important?

Forever Labs

As you grow older, your body begins to experience age-related decline. In addition to cosmetic changes like losing your hair or getting wrinkles, our muscles grow weaker, our bones lose density, and our immune system’s ability to fight disease wanes. Like the rest of our body, our stem cells age with time.

Over the last 20 years, scientific and clinical research have demonstrated that our stem cells are not only critical for maintaining our health, but they may be uniquely effective in treating many age-related diseases. Your stem cells are unique to your own immunology. Your immune system is trained to recognize and protect your body from foreign cells. Consequently it will often reject donor cells in time. All this is to say, your young and healthy stem cells are an invaluable asset to you.

By cryopreserving just a fraction of your stem cells today, you can stop the clock on a bank of your youngest stem cells so that you can draw upon your own youth in the future. Cryopreservation has been used to store many types of living tissue for decades, such as umbilical cord stem cells, embryos, sperm and ovarian cells.

Using similar methods, Forever Labs cryopreserves your young stem cells for use in treating future age-related medical issues. It’s like stem cell time travel.




MedWand Office Doc

Remote examination

The MedWand Office Doc is designed for any office or kiosk environment. It includes 2+ MedWands™ or an individual MedWand™ for each employee and all accessories — antibacterial wipes, disposable tips, and tongue depressors for 100+ employees. 

Office Doc is housed in a powerful 22” medical-grade touchscreen computer, enabling on-site or in-kiosk telemedicine exams for your employees without having to visit the doctor’s office.

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Rejuvenating senescent cells

IMAGE CREDIT: Dr Eva Latorre, Harries Lab, Univ of Exeter

Senisca

The image above is a 48 hour timelapse of rejuvenating senescent primary human dermal fibroblast cells.

A major cause of age-related diseases and the aesthetic signs of ageing is the accumulation of senescent cells in aged tissues and organs; removal of such cells has been shown to be capable of bringing about ‘rejuvenation’ of function in people and animals. Scientists at Senisca have discovered a new and druggable means to reverse senescence through modulation of RNA splicing.

Levels of splicing factors change during ageing, compromising our ability to carry out this ‘fine tuning’ of gene expression. This is a fundamental reason why cells become senescent. Compromised molecular resilience is a major cause of the ill health and frailty that accompanies ageing.

Senisca has demonstrated that restoration of splicing factor levels to those seen in younger cells is able to effectively turn back the ageing clock in old cells, bringing about reversal of senescence.

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