The skin gun
Posted by keelynet on May 4, 2011
When someone survives being severely burnt, only to die from their injuries later, it’s not usually the burn, itself, that kills them. Instead, it’s the infections that set into unprotected flesh before the skin has a chance to heal. This National Geographic video clip is about a new way of treating burn victims—closing open wounds faster by spraying them with a protective coating of skin cells grown from the patient’s own. Quick note: The skin gun uses adult stem cells, but it’s not likely to be affected by the problems with adult stem cells that I told you about earlier today. That’s because this technique doesn’t rely on forcing a specialized cell to become un-specialized. – Full Article Source
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