LIFE LINE Skin Care
by Dona Elizabeth
“Someday, stem cells will change health care. Today, stem cells are changing skin care.”
What started out as one woman’s volunteer efforts to find a cure for the diabetes that caused her daughter’s death, led to the discovery of a new class of stem cells that promised to change health care – and skin care.
Dr. Elena Revazova, MD, PhD and world-renowned Russian Scientistoriginally on a mission to cure diabetes, Revazova stumbled upon and created the first non-embryonic human stem cells. These cells can proliferate and live almost indefinitely. With this discovery comes the chance to cure diseases that have, in the past, been deemed incurable.
Now Dr. Revazova holds 57 patents, including the patent on the process of creating human stem cell extracts from unfertilized eggs, rather than embryos. Thus, leading Ravazovato found the international Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO).