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Stem cell breast augmentation to be available in six month says researcher

Few areas of research in the medical and scientific communities create as much of a debate as stem cells. While stem cells have the potential to treat many different types of conditions from stroke to paralysis, there are numerous issues surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells.

New stem cell research being conducted is focusing on using stem cells derived from the patient's own body. Research using stem cells derived from the patient's own body is being conducted and has shown promise for treating brain injuries in rats.

Scientists in the UK are working on a new process for treating women with breast deformities caused from cancer treatment that uses stem cells taken from their own bodies. The process takes stem cells from fat located around the woman's stomach or thighs using specialized equipment. The stem cells than can then be mixed with another batch of fat from the patient before being injected into the breasts.

The researchers claim that it can take several months before the breast achieves the desired shape and size. Researcher Professor Kefah Mokbel from the London Breast Institute said. "This is a very exciting advance in breast surgery. They [breasts treated with stem cells] feel more natural because this tissue has the same softness as the rest of the breast. Implants are a foreign body. They are associated with long-term complications and require replacement. They can also leak and cause scarring."

Mokbel will be running the first clinical trial that will use the technique on healthy women seeking to enlarge their breasts. In May, he will begin treating his first ten patients with the new process. According to Mokbel, women will be able to pay for the procedure within the next six months at a cost of about £6,500.

Mokbel says that he believes only modest increases in size can be achieved using the stem cell process and points out that only gains in cup size will be made, no improvement in firmness and uplift will be achieved.





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BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By inperfectdarkness on 3/30/2009 10:44:12 AM , Rating: 5
....to fund stem-cell research




RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By aegisofrime on 3/30/2009 10:49:49 AM , Rating: 5
How about using Stem Cells for Penis Enlargements next?


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 3/30/2009 10:52:23 AM , Rating: 5
Feeling inadequate?


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By nace186 on 3/30/2009 10:54:12 AM , Rating: 5
Yes, I'm asian. :(


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By quiksilvr on 3/30/2009 3:34:31 PM , Rating: 3
Aww. But its okay, you can just have sex with asian girls, they're tiny too ;)


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By obiwankenobi on 3/31/2009 9:29:33 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Aww. But its okay, you can just have sex with asian girls, they're tiny too ;)


yeah, they have tiny houses with large windows.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By rburnham on 4/1/2009 11:29:30 AM , Rating: 2
Are you saying they never stop talking? =D


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By fifolo on 3/30/2009 12:27:46 PM , Rating: 5
You assume he wants it for himself.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By FITCamaro on 3/30/2009 2:27:27 PM , Rating: 4
You assume its a he.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By mezman on 3/30/2009 3:37:16 PM , Rating: 2
Are you implying he want's it for his boyfriend?


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By FingerMeElmo87 on 3/30/2009 2:48:54 PM , Rating: 3
way to drive the short dagger even deeper into his pants


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By supergarr on 3/30/2009 11:13:44 AM , Rating: 3
you beat me to it :(


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By amanojaku on 3/30/2009 7:09:11 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
How about using Stem Cells for Penis Enlargements next?
quote:
you beat me to it :(

XD


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By Radnor on 3/30/2009 10:50:17 AM , Rating: 2
You are joking, but it is the best way to do it.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By bupkus on 3/30/2009 11:19:30 AM , Rating: 2
Sounds about as easy as making one's legs longer.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By borowki2 on 3/30/2009 11:28:30 AM , Rating: 5
Maybe I'll grow a pair on myself so I don't have to rely on the fairer sex anymore.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By kattanna on 3/30/2009 11:46:38 AM , Rating: 5
if i did that.. i'd never get out of the shower


By therealnickdanger on 3/30/2009 12:02:57 PM , Rating: 4
You could always just wax your chest and eat more. You'll have a nice set of manboobs in no time. I'm almost certain you would save a lot of money... :D


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By cleco on 3/30/2009 2:32:30 PM , Rating: 3
quote:
Mokbel says that he believes only modest increases in size can be achieved using the stem cell process and points out that only gains in cup size will be made, no improvement in firmness and uplift will be achieved.


No firmness and lift .... yay to saggy boobs


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By Alphafox78 on 3/30/2009 3:27:18 PM , Rating: 5
You mean the BREAST reason ever? sorry, couldnt resist!!


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By spread on 3/30/2009 4:48:02 PM , Rating: 2
This is the breast thing I've read today.


RE: BEST REASON EVAR!!111!!!
By menace on 3/31/2009 1:35:39 PM , Rating: 2
Let the harvesting commence!


Liposuction + Boob Job - Silicon = Awesomeness
By choadenstein on 3/30/2009 11:59:38 AM , Rating: 5
So wait, lest this go unnoticed, I thought I'd reiterate this point.

quote:
The process takes stem cells from fat located around the woman's stomach or thighs using specialized equipment. The stem cells than can then be mixed with another batch of fat from the patient before being injected into the breasts.


So, enhanced boobage AND they take fat from the woman's stomach and thighs. This is truly the culmination of everything mankind and science has always strived for. A boob job that comes free with liposuction... I think I'm gonna cry.




By FITCamaro on 3/30/2009 2:26:41 PM , Rating: 3
Or just tell your wife/girlfriend to get her fat ass on the tread mill.


By mezman on 3/31/2009 3:42:15 PM , Rating: 2
No thanks. I choose life.


By cleco on 3/30/2009 2:29:59 PM , Rating: 2
it stem cells not fat transfering ....


Timing is everything...
By SublimeSimplicity on 3/30/2009 11:08:50 AM , Rating: 2
A good marketing department and timely research (using patient's stem cells) saved this endeavor.

Imagine if they had to pitch this as using embryonic stem cells to enhance strippers.




RE: Timing is everything...
By lagomorpha on 4/1/2009 6:14:57 PM , Rating: 2
"using embryonic stem cells to enhance strippers. "

Oh to live in that world...


RE: Timing is everything...
By derwin on 4/2/2009 1:49:54 AM , Rating: 2
excuss me miss...
miss, uhh, excuse me...
uhhh.. i was just wondering,
is that a dead baby in your boobs?


Remember this day.
By SlipDizzy on 3/30/2009 2:20:16 PM , Rating: 2
This, my DailyTech friends, is an epic win. March 30th, 2009, never forget.




RE: Remember this day.
By FITCamaro on 3/30/2009 2:28:28 PM , Rating: 3
I think this will finally mark an end to my "i prefer natural tits" stance.

Because if you can't tell a difference, there's no reason to complain.


Adult Stem Cells In the US
By bird5 on 3/30/2009 12:27:55 PM , Rating: 4
There is a group of physicians, patients and other interested people working together to get treatment with adult stem cells legalized in the U.S. as it should be. Please ask your family and friends to sign up ("JOIN"), and get as many doctors to sign up as well. Please see The American Stem Cell Therapy Association site

http://www.stemcelldocs.org/Media_Room.html

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Helleluya!!
By DeepBlue1975 on 3/30/2009 10:32:12 PM , Rating: 2
They're doing the breast they can to give stem cell research a nice boobst.

Anyway, this article seemed like a booby trap to me.




By LoweredExpectations on 3/31/2009 12:25:56 AM , Rating: 2
quote:
Research using stem cells derived from the patient's own body is being conducted and has shown promise for treating brain injuries in rats.


Why would I want to use my stem cells to heal some rodent's damaged brain?




Not the best use of Stem cells
By Bateluer on 3/30/09, Rating: -1
RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By tastyratz on 3/30/2009 11:09:30 AM , Rating: 3
booo.

I saw this article and as big as it is it sums up into 1 simple word.

WIN


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By Lord 666 on 3/30/2009 11:11:19 AM , Rating: 2
But I wonder if you can feel the difference.

In my experience, could tell if the girl used birth control pills as they felt "fluffier" versus non-birth control pills being more of a solid mass.


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By tastyratz on 3/30/2009 11:32:34 AM , Rating: 4
The article mentions no change in density or lift, but I suppose the only solution to this argument is to aquire some volunteers from the study and placebo women.

Oh the sacrifices we make for science.


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By PhoetuS on 3/30/2009 11:44:25 AM , Rating: 2
Actually the last sentence does mention it:

quote:
no improvement in firmness and uplift will be achieved


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By Lord 666 on 3/30/2009 11:49:30 AM , Rating: 4
But no mention of density.

To gauge the difference, it required a hands on approach.


By therealnickdanger on 3/30/2009 12:07:14 PM , Rating: 3
Agreed. I offer my tactile services.


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By kmmatney on 3/30/2009 1:23:12 PM , Rating: 2
If cup size gets bigger, I would think that things would have to get "firmer". How could they not?


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By jconan on 3/31/2009 2:06:22 AM , Rating: 2
that probably does that depend on the woman's muscular physique... Some women are totally devoid of physique or beyond voluptuous. Does this mean that standard cup sizes will be double D(s) and no less than C(s)? This will probably raise the curve for those women that are less endowed... j/k


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By derwin on 4/2/2009 1:52:17 AM , Rating: 2
i think you entierely missed his really bad joke


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By MozeeToby on 3/30/2009 12:27:12 PM , Rating: 5
Sorry, but the stated use in the article is anything but a superficial cosmetic surgery. The intended use is reconstructive surgery for breast cancer patients (yes it will be used on healthy women too I'm sure).

Unless you have seen someone you care about go through breast cancer you can't really understand what it does to them. A woman with decent self esteem about her appearance suddenly loses all her hair, drops 40 lbs, gains about a decades worth of age in 6 months, then has part or all of a breast removed.

It is psychologically devastating, and being able to tell a cancer patient that their life will go back to normal someday is a very big deal.


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By VaultDweller on 3/30/2009 1:50:20 PM , Rating: 2
Cancer patients are the focus, but the statement in the article is that it will be first be trialed for superficial cosmetic surgery.

quote:
Mokbel will be running the first clinical trial that will use the technique on healthy women seeking to enlarge their breasts.


So, breast cancer recovery comes later. They're starting with boob jobs - for science!


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By KornVdd on 3/30/2009 6:29:10 PM , Rating: 2
On another site I read that they already tried it out on breast cancer patients. Now they are going to try it with healthy women.


By tastyratz on 3/31/2009 9:17:06 AM , Rating: 2
All truth be told I think this is thrilling (and not just because my world will slowly be filled with beautiful "naturalish" big breasts)
This is the kind of thing that will commercialize stem cell utilization. This will greatly increase funding in the field and great medical advances will be made as a by product of the investments.
Rapid and wide deployment of this will expose a lot of fresh faces to the field and collaboratively we will be better as a result of it.

The other amusing byproduct? Who votes on laws for things like stem cells? Dirty old men. Strangely enough they also fancy nice breasts. 2+2 = more lax stem cell laws because of recent "enlightenment" of the fields potential "medically"


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By jaericho on 3/30/2009 1:37:02 PM , Rating: 3
To think that this wasn't a reason for stem cell research is naive at best. This is how stem cell procedures will become cheap.


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By bobny1 on 3/30/2009 1:46:49 PM , Rating: 2
I think it goes beyond cosmetic. Think about cancer and complications from silicon. Not to mention healthcare cost associated with treatment.


By thesafetyisoff on 3/30/2009 8:18:56 PM , Rating: 2
Yeah, because there's no cancer risk associated with injecting genetically modified experimental cells into someone's body. And I'm sure the cost is negligible, too.


RE: Not the best use of Stem cells
By Joz on 3/30/2009 5:16:50 PM , Rating: 1
Why cant I rate you down anymore then -1 !!

I DEMAND YOU GET A -2!!!!

*yes im shouting.*


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