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Human Body Fat a source of regenerative stem cells

Forbes highlights what must be one of the most tempting win-wins in medical science, turning human body fat into stem cells. So now, with liposuction, you get rid of that excess flab, and get yourself a spare kidney at the same time.

The human body’s usually unwanted fat tissue may end up, after all, as a very useful contributor to regenerative medicine, a rapidly expanding set of innovative medical technologies that restore human function by enabling the body to repair, replace, or regenerate damaged, aging or diseased cells, tissues, and organs. The use of autologous or one’s own fat, which in itself contains large amounts of various types of stem cells, is a new frontier in medicine that’s widely accepted in Europe and Asia

via Human Bodys Fat Seen As best Source of Stem Cells For Regenerative Therapies - Forbes.

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