Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have found that adult stem cells collected directly from human fat have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments. While developing a new model to study the chronological aging of cells, researchers also discovered that these adult stem cells, collected directly from human fat, are more stable than other cells in the body, such as fibroblasts from the skin.  University of Pennsylvania researchers found that adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) can produce more proteins than originally thought, giving them the ability to replicate and maintain their overall stability. Due to these findings, researchers believe that these cells can potentially create new therapies for the prevention and treatment of anti-aging related diseases.

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