Regenerative Medicine is the science of being able to regenerate old, absent, or diseased tissues or body parts. Certain species in the animal kingdom can regenerate limbs, tails etc. Humans cannot spontaneously do this. Stem cell research is actively pursuing the ability to generate and replace diseased or aging tissues and organs. For instance, in a heart attack or myocardial infarction, part of the heart muscle dies. When it heals, it forms scar tissue instead of normal muscle. Research is actively underway to use adult stem cell replacement to help generate new heart tissue instead of scar tissue as well as to repair and regenerate new vasculature to the heart.
Wake Forest University was the first to grow a bladder in the laboratory using stem cell tissue. The frontier is wide-open. Embryonic stem cells which are the most controversial are not even needed. Adult stem cells and umbilical stem cells have amazing and mostly untapped potential. This field is rapidly changing and advancing.
The American Academy of Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine is actively educating practitioners in this science. Efforts at anti-aging are also focused on the body's ability to heal and repair itself when given proper nutrition, hormone replacement, and detoxification.
Dr. Viglione's mission is to cure disease and restore the body to a more youthful state of health. She uses nutrition, detoxification, hormone replacement, cosmetic procedures, adult stem cell therapies to accomplish this.