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Breast tissue regeneration trials in humans to begin after successful trials in pigs

An article in the Nov. 13, 2009 issue of the Daily Mail discusses how a team of doctors led by Phillip Marzella, successfully regeneration pig breast tissue.  The technique to be attempted in humans involves taking 5 ml of fat-derived stem cells and placing them underneath a woman’s skin in a breast shaped chamber.  The stem cells, if all works well, will turn into fat cells.  The procedure is expected to take at least six months.

Lead Scientist:  Phillip Marzella

Institute:  Bernard O’Brien Institute

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