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(9217) Infusion of Young Blood Donor Plasma versus Stem Cell Therapies to Reverse Age-Related Impairments in Brain and/or Muscular Function

Director/Moderator: Magali Fontaine, MD, PhD

Speakers: Magali Fontaine, MD, PhD; Richard Schaefer, MD; Joseph Castellano, PhD

Intended Audience: Physicians, Scientists, Technologists

Objectives:

·      Define whether circulating blood-borne substances may exert rejuvenating effects on the brain or other major organs.

·      Review recent preclinical studies showing tissue regeneration using parabiosis between young and old mice.

·      Describe clinical studies in development to prove if factors circulating in peripheral blood may prove useful in slowing the aging process in major organs such as the brain, heart and muscles.

·      Describe current approaches using stem cell therapies to treat age-elated impairment of brain function.

Event Description: This session will define whether circulating blood-borne substances may exert rejuvenating effects on the brain or other major organs and if so how these potential effects may compare with novel stem cell therapies for regenerative medicine.

Event Level: Advanced