Saturday, July 5, 2008

Trend Watch: Could Fat Banks Be In The Near Future?

Can Fat Banks To Preserve Stem Cells From Fat After Liposuction Be A Future Trend
Not long ago, we reported on the discovery of pluripotent, or multipotent stem cells (the kind of cells with the potential to become any other type of cell in the human body) in adult human fat, not unlike embryonic stem stem cells found in human fetuses in the article, Fat To The Future: Is Fat The Future Of Plastic Surgery? Because of this discovery, new uses for the fat left from liposuction are being found, both cosmetic and otherwise.

Before the discovery of embryonic stem cells and their importance, most parents chose to discard the umbilical cord and the blood containing the cells, like most people discard the fat from liposuction - getting rid of it was the point in the first place, wasn't it? Given the recent discovery of adult stem cells in fat, it shouldn't be too long before we start to see fat banks. It's gotta be a better idea than the Chilean artist that used his liposuctioned fat to fry meatballs.

What do you think? Should you start looking for a way to store your love handles once they've been sucked from your sides?

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