Anatomy and Art

a blog by Sara Egner

The Skin Gun

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I bookmarked this a while back, but it looks like I never got around to posting it.  National Geographic did this piece on “The Skin Gun,” a new innovation for the treatment of burn victims.  It literally sprays the patient with their own stem cells and promotes skin regrowth and rapid healing.

The video itself is a little on the flashy side as it gets going, but give it a minute, the technology they are talking about is really exciting. Burn injuries are just so damaging. The idea of being able to basically airbrush on new healthy cells is just incredible.

Way to go Science!

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March 13th, 2011 at 12:59 am

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