Researchers test efficacy of stem cell-enriched fat grafts

04/14/2011 | WCTV-TV (Tallahassee, Fla.)

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh are working with the Department of Defense to determine whether adult stem cells can prevent the body from re-absorbing autologous fat grafts. A patient's own tissue is "our best replacement tissue after trauma or cancer therapy," Plastic Surgery Chief Dr. J. Peter Rubin said. Researchers are injecting stem cell-enriched fats into the faces of wounded soldiers to rebuild soft tissue.

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