Doctors aim to extract stem cells from fat to grow ears, noses

London, March 2: Doctors are aiming to reconstruct people’s faces with stem cells taken from their fat in order to treat conditions like microtia.

The team of doctors from Great Ormond Street Hospital have grown cartilage in the laboratory and believe it could be used to rebuild ears and noses according to the technique published in the journal Nanomedicine, which has the potential to be “transformative”, the BBC reported.

According to the technique, which could revolutionize care, a tiny sample of fat would be taken from the patient to extract stem cells and rebuild ears and noses from it. (ANI)