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As we age, our stem cells age with us. 

By the time you'll need to use your stem cells, they may already be too damaged to help. 

A StemFreeze case study

jian-finalMeet Jian: father, engineer, and survivor of two strokes.

Regenerative medicine holds incredible promise for stroke survivors like Jian. But before his stroke, Jian developed other health conditions which could complicate using his own cells for therapy. Here's how StemFreeze could have helped Jian:

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Age 30

Jian stores his healthy stem cells in his early 30s using the StemFreeze service, halting the aging process for his stored cells.

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Age 40

Jian's stored stem cells remain frozen in time in our secured partner location. While Jian's other cells undergo changes and mutations from daily life, Jian's banked cells remain the same as when he was 30.

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Age 50

Jian develops Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, a slowly progressing form of leukemia, due to aging and mutations in his marrow cells.

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Age 55

Unknown to Jian, also he develops atrial fibrillation (afib), which puts him at increased risk of stroke and heart failure. His afib has not symptoms and is not diagnosed at this time.

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Age 60

Jian suffers but survives two minor strokes, caused by his underlying afib. The strokes cause damage to his brain that his body cannot repair on its own, however his stem cells have CLL and are not suitable for cell therapy.

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Age 62

Fortunately, Jian has access to the stem cells of his 30 year old self, before developing CLL. These younger, healthier, stem cells can be used in cutting edge therapies to help repair the damage from his stroke.

Aging and our stem cells

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Jian and Silene cofounder, Alex - father and son

Research has shown that our stem cells age with us, and importantly, that stem cell aging may be a major driver of aging-related diseases and cancer - the very diseases we intend to use our stem cells to treat.

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New DNA mutations each time our stem cells divide1

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Age when mutations affecting stem cell function become more frequent2

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Percentage of people age 70+ that may have compromised stem cell function3

Stem cell mutations accelerate with age:

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References:
1. Holstege H. (2014) Genome Research.
2. Adams PD. (2015) Cell Stem Cell.
3. Genovese G. (2015) New England Journal of Medicine.

How daily life affects our aging

Many factors can accelerate the speed at which our bodies and stem cells age - but aging is a one way street, and there's no going back. 

Lifestyle

Stressed? Lack of sleep and chronic stress causes accelerated aging.

Environment

Exposure to dirty air, certain chemicals, or even the sun increases the risk of cellular mutations.

Nutrition

What you eat may affect the rate at which your cells accumulate mutations, including alcohol consumption.

Genetics

Family history can be a strong indicator of risk of certain diseases.

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