Photo: Liposuction Fat Turned Into Stem Cells, Study Says



A woman poses for a 2004 National Geographic magazine cover story.

Human fat can be a source of stem cells, a September 2009 study says. For example, someday it may be possible to grow new organs for patients from their own fat—and even thin people have enough fat for such a procedure, researchers say.

Photograph by Karen Kasmauski


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