September 8, 2009

SOMEONE WANNA TELL MICHAEL J. FOX TO PUT DOWN THAT BABY (via Bryan Franceur):

Study: Human fat yields multipurpose stem cells (Elizabeth Landau, 9/04/09, CNN)

You know that fat in your body you wish you didn't have? It turns out those cells could be used to create stem cells that one day may be able to cure disease.

Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that the millions of fat cells removed during liposuction can be easily and quickly turned into induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPS cells, more easily than the skin cells that researchers used when the first iPS cells were created in 2007.

These iPS cells, like stem cells derived from embryos, can be turned into many different kinds of cells, and researchers believe they eventually could be used to regenerate tissue for organs and repair damage.


Do you suppose Ron and Nancy Reagan, John Kerry and the rest of them ever feel a twinge of conscience?

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 8, 2009 11:17 AM
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