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Patient's fat cells transplanted to treat OA may be effective

Apr 26, 2015 11:22 am

Those who suffer from OA may one day have a new and effective cell therapy, thanks to a team of Czech researchers who studied the effectiveness of using an OA patient’s own adipose (fat) cells in a unique transplant therapy aimed at reducing the symptoms of this prevalent and difficult to treat condition as well as healing some of the damage caused by OA. Image: "Yellow adipose tissue in paraffin section - lipids washed out". Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

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