April 13, 2004
Fat Filler Fixes Fractures

New Scientist is carrying this summary of the first case of cells being purified from fat to heal an injury in a living animal. By harvesting a special kind of fat cell, and then laying it over a special lattice containing a certain enzyme, scientists were able to heal very large skull fractures (in mice) much faster than any other existing technique.

Posted by scott at April 13, 2004 07:26 AM

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Eeep, and how did the mice get the skull fractures to begin with? I find this stuff totally interesting until I think about how the research is done.

Posted by: Sherri on April 13, 2004 11:14 AM
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