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Allogeneic ASCs Mitigate ARS

Acute radiation syndrome (ARS) affects the hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems after accidental radiation exposure. We currently lack safe and practical approaches for the treatment of large numbers of patients exposed to ARS. A new STEM CELLS Translational Medicine article from Asim Ejaz and J. Peter Rubin (University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) now describes the application of allogeneic adipose stem cells (ASCs) as a potential mitigator of ARS. Chinnapaka et al. note the availability of ASCs in large quantities and their capacity for storage for application at mass levels in case of radiation accidents.

For more, see the Stem Cells Portal Press Release "Stem cells derived from fat show promise as a treatment for mass radiation exposure" at