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Mad Scientist's Stem Cell Breakthrough


posted on October 30th, 2012

Dear Future Centenarian,

Our scientists are, like the saying goes, œMad as hell and not going to take it anymore.Â How about you?

They have the research and many of the answers to help millions who suffer from chronic pain, disability, degenerative diseases¦ and yes¦ aging!

The problem is: they™ve been hamstrung for too long by red tape and a lack of funding, while federal political candidates are spending a record $5.8 billion to get elected this year. Then once in office, they put us on the hook for their trillion dollar deficits.

One in particular is not only mad “ he™s also doing something about it. He needs critical support to prove a therapy that employs a patient's own adult stem cells to address chronic medical disorders. His budget could be funded by a small fraction of the money raised by a typical presidential candidate™s fundraising dinner.

Since the government seems to have other priorities, did you ever wish you could help œbreak the log jam? Well thanks to the age of information technology, now you can. The researcher decided to ask people like you and me to band together and join a team to put us on the fastest path to super wellness and longevity. How? I™ll tell you in a moment.

Meanwhile, we see no upper limits to wellness at any age, and critical technologies are related to adult stem cells, probably the quickest paths to continually improving our bodies and minds.

Supporting these technologies now could keep our generation from being left behind in this race for cures. Won™t you be part of this pioneering effort that could dramatically extend the youthful portions of our lives and the lives of our families? These critical adult stem cell technologies have a hard time attracting investment dollars, because they will most likely not show short-term profits. 

Centagen Laboratories, a biotechnology company, has a new technology to expand adult stem cells in vitro (in the lab) up to 1 million times, then rejuvenate them and inject the stem cells back into the donor/patient. This will achieve much more powerful and reliable results than other stem cell therapies. This process even targets reversing damage and decline caused by aging.

Project Goal:  Each of us has a limited supply of the kind of stem cells needed to rebuild, repair, and rejuvenate any part of our body. As we age, the supply of these cells becomes smaller while their healing power diminishes.

The purpose of this project is to enhance a person's stem cells with factors needed for rapid expansion without cell aging. Their technology would provide a practically unlimited supply of your own rejuvenated stem cells. By doing so, we believe it will be possible to keep people young and healthy for over a century.

Project Details:  Their technology requires no genetic engineering of the stem cells, so the procedure is much safer than the current procedures requiring genetic tampering. Only your own adult stem cells would be used, so there are no ethical issues common with embryonic stem cell use and no side effects due to tissue rejection by your immune system.

Using proprietary technology, they can multiply the rare adult stem cells in cell culture without aging them or degrading their function. One innovation involves lengthening the telomeres while amplifying the stem cells.

It™s also tough to obtain normal funding for this kind of project, since current stem cell research is focused on embryonic stem (ES) cells or genetically induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells. The potential of ES and iPS cells are very exciting, but that potential is many years away from yielding safe and affordable treatments. 

Although their focus is on clinical therapeutics with amplified stem cells, they already applied some of their technology to create an effective nanotech nutritional supplement that promotes stem cells in humans. They expect more breakthrough supplements like this in the very near future. 

Here™s how you can help:

Centagen is raising a modest amount of money to complete their research via crowdfunding. The best part is, you can donate as little as $5 online to help get this critical research started¦ and you even get premiums in exchange for your support.

It™s easy. It™s fun¦ and you can make a real difference in this world.

Simply go to http://www.indiegogo.com/centagen.  

Please go there now. It™s amazing what they are doing.

More Life,
David Kekich
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