One Woman’s Fallopian Tube Trash Is Another’s Stem Cell Treasure

A study by the research team from the Human Genome Centre at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, found that discarded human fallopian tubes obtained from hysterectomy and other gynecological procedures that met various other requirements could be the source of stem cells. “In addition to providing an additional potential source for regenerative medicine, these findings might contribute to reproductive science as a whole,” said researcher Tatiana Jazedje. “The use of human tissue fragments that are usually discarded in surgical procedures does not pose ethical problems.” This takes recycling to a whole ‘nother level. [Medical News Today]