Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:05

Sharon Begley´s "Wired" Part I

On this spring afternoon, the 44-year-old CEO of San Diego- based biotech company Cytori Therapeutics pulls out his laptop, launches a PowerPoint presentation, and there they are: conical and cantaloupy. As through Ds, beige and pink and taupe and tan, more breasts than you might see in a women's locker room, never mind in the middle of a lunch table.

A passing waiter does a double take at this lively slide show, but Calhoun is oblivi­ous. He's talking excitedly about how these women's bodies led him and his team of sci­entists to a discovery in tissue engineer­ing, a process that could well be one of the most momentous medical advances of the 21st century: the use of stemcells..... specifically stem-cell enriched adipose (fat) tissue—to enhance, heal, and rebuild injured or damaged organs.

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Wound healing is a complex- and dynamic process of restoring cellular structures and tissue layers. The human adult wound healing process can be divided into 3 distinct phases: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase, and the remodeling phase.

Wouldnt it therefore be nice if we could replace this highly complex biological process, that can take months to complete for large complex wounds, by having patients using the "Holy Grail" to drink magic water taken from the "fountain of eternal youth", as Indiana Jones showed us in the movie "The last Crusade"? Yes- that would be wonderful- unfortunately realization of this fiction is far away, but ADRCs could become the "holy grail" of wound healing some day, which certainly aint fiction if you read the following

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