October 17, 2004
Fat May Be Not So Bad…
A story from today’s Philadelphia Inquirer suggest a new use for that spare flab:
Every year, Americans have 150,000 gallons of fat liposuctioned out of their bodies, no doubt unaware that each pint could yield up to 200 million stem cells.
Turns out fat stem cells could be very useful for therapeutic treatments as they can be collected from the patient undergoing treatment, reducing the chance of rejection. Amazing.