Hope for arthritis patients in fat tissue

September 3, 2010

By hammersmith

[Source: UA News] – A recent discovery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – that adult stem cells collected from fat tissue can be converted to cells that will grow cartilage tissue – has focused one Arizona Arthritis Center lab’s research, promising new hope for osteoarthritis sufferers.

John A. Szivek, director of the UA Orthopaedic Research Laboratory and a senior scientist at the UA’s Arizona Arthritis Center, is widely recognized for his studies on bone and cartilage regeneration with the goal of repairing damaged joints. In recent years, he and his team have focused on the complex problem of re-growing hyaline articular cartilage – the cartilage that covers the surface of bone in all our joints.

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