Is it too good to be true? Can you really make stem cells out of liposuction fat?
Yes, you can is the simple answer. The process takes some complicated steps that may result in tumor formation. So, years will be needed to simplify the concept of turning fat into stem cells. The field of autologous medicine (autologous = your own stuff such as fat or blood) is evolving rapidly. Platelet rich plasma is specific example of this type of medicine.
Read the abstract and article below. This is science not science fiction.
"Stanford researchers have found that globs of fat removed during liposuction contain cells that can be efficiently reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem cells — a type of stem cell that does not require the use of an embryo.
The findings were scheduled to be published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Stanford press release said.
Stanford surgery professor and study co-author Dr. Michael Longaker described the leftover fat as "liquid gold." (From the Mercury News: See the full article)