Stem Cells & Cosmetic Medicine

stem_cells.jpgVia ABC News: Could stem cells make you more beautiful?

The prospect is a tantalizing one. To erase wrinkles and fine lines, or to get bigger breasts, without cosmetic surgery. Forget silicone, forget collagen. All you would need is stem-cell therapy.

"Stem-cell research appears promising for medicine and particularly for plastic surgery," said Dr. Ronald Friedman, director of the West Plano Plastic Surgery Center and a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Plano, Tex.

New law could help Australia become leader in stem cell research

Lawmakers begin debating legislation this week that would lift a ban on cloning human embryos for stem cell research -- a bill that, if passed, could make Australia a world leader in research into diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's.