Liposuction Stem Cells to Treat Brain Injury Victims

Recently, it has become more commonly known that liposuction-ed fat may be procured to derive adipose stem cells. Stem cells have the unique ability to regenerate new cells with specific characteristics. The use of stems cells derived from adipose fat is expected to be a method that can one day regenerate new skin, tissue, and bone. Stem cells have the potential to replace facial fillers, create higher cheek bones, provide breast enlargement-among other cosmetic enhancements. Little did anyone know that liposuction would provide a means to fulfill many different types of aesthetic desires. The technique may also be used to treat other medical conditions.

It is becoming more commonly known that liposuction may assist people suffering from diseases and injuries. In the late 1920’s, Alexander Maksimov, a Russian histologist, suggested that the term stem cell be applicable for scientific use at a hematologic society meeting. For years now, stem cells have been used to treat certain bone and blood cancers as well as leukemia. In 2006, research commenced to use liposuction for adipose fat cells that could be procured for stem cells in the treatment of cerebral palsy. Today, the use of liposuction to obtain adipose fat cells holds promise for traumatic brain injury victims.

Bio Matrix Scientific Group and Entest BioMedical Inc. have jointly prepared a proposal for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC) to acquire funding for the use of adipose-derived stem cells in the treatment of traumatic brain injury victims. Numerous brain injury victims in the Army suffer from brain ischemia and inflammation due to explosion related injuries. Bio Matrix Scientific Group and Entest BioMedical Inc presented the idea of administering stem cells intravenously or intro-cerebrally into the brain. The goal of the stem cell transplantation is to improve symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury.

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