The latest break-through in burn surgery sounds and looks like something off an episode of Futurama!
The "Skin Gun" as they call it, uses stem cells to grow skin for burn victims in a matter of a few days!
We just wish the Skin Gun's inventor didn't sound so much like Dr. Frankenstein.
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As far as we’re concernd, scientists can perform magic!
They’ve figured out how to make one type of cell transform into another, opening up the possibility of one day being able to repair patients' organs instead of getting them new ones from donors.
While stem cells have long been thought to be the answer to this type of problem, scientists are starting to believe that we can bypass stem cells altogether and just trick normal cells into turning into something else.
We hope they continue to make progress in this area! So many people could be helped by this!!
[Image via AP Images.]
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