Optoceutics: A New Regenerative Medicine Technique

Currently, gene therapy, biomedical engineering, and stem cell therapies are among some of the most common and widely studied regenerative medicine techniques. Unfortunately, most of the strategies available today lack key characteristics – such as selectivity and reversibility – and researchers continue to investigate a range of promising alternatives in their quest to delay the aging process and mitigate the body’s susceptibility to disease. A new discovery in the field of regenerative medicine exhibits potential to spark advances in the field of tissue engineering; novel research from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Milan has revealed the benefit of using light to facilitate the formation of new blood vessels in a new technique called “optoceutics.”

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Global Deficiency of Nutrition Education in Physician Training

Per the Global Burden of Disease Study, which examines data from 195 countries, dietary factors are the single leading cause of death and contribute to higher mortality rates than smoking. Worldwide, obesity affects hundreds of millions of people, and the rates have tripled since 1975, according to data from the World Health Organization.

Many factors contribute to the rising prevalence of obesity, including physical inactivity, poor dietary choices, and high processed food consumption all of which are major risk factors for many leading causes of death and disability in the United States, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, arthritis, and certain cancers.

A nutrient-dense, healthy diet plays a significant role in the maintenance of overall health and physical wellbeing; it is vital to managing many common chronic diseases as well. Underscoring the importance of weight management, especially in high-risk patients, experts point out the evident gaps in education that challenge many physicians today.

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Emerging Topics You Can’t Miss at the 27th Annual World Congress

With burgeoning research in the field of longevity and anti-aging medicine, as well as a growing understanding of disease pathophysiology, integrative medicine has witnessed many recent developments; from advances in sirtuin therapy to novel combinatorial regenerative applications of stem cells, the field continues to evolve at lightning speed. Staying clinically current and abreast of all of the latest education is imperative for clinicians looking to maintain an advantage and deliver optimal patient care. At the largest event in Anti-Aging Medicine, the 27th Annual World Congress, experts and industry leaders will delve into the most recent clinical data, newly discovered therapies, and emerging scientific advances. Providing a comprehensive anti-aging industry update, the three-day event will focus on delivering world-class education opportunities for physicians leading the mission to redefine modern medicine.

From the latest cannabidiol guidelines to new updates in peptide and hormone therapy strategies, attendees will have the opportunity to explore the latest topics in integrative medicine through an expertly curated agenda covering the latest developments within the field.  Attendees of the 27th Annual World Congress will experience a combination of unique programming, a diverse audience of thousands of fellow medical professionals, and a collaborative learning environment through which to learn how to implement the latest education into practice and help enhance the landscape of modern medicine.

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