Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a system to collect and use stem cells from fat for use in anti-aging treatments.

Adult stem cells play a critical role in the maintenance of tissue homeostasis and the prevention of aging. Scientists have long studied the regenerative potential of stem cells in anti-aging treatment.

The study found that stem cells collected directly from human fat, known as adipose-derived stem cells, or ASCs, make more proteins than originally thought and have the ability to replicate and maintain their stability. The research showed that ASCs are more stable than age-matched fibroblasts.