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The Spray on Skin Gun Heals Burns Within Hours or Days
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ac/20110203/hl_ac/7773852_the_spray_on_skin_gun_heals_burns_within_hours_or_days;_ylt=AgaI2mbyflzCW3mFXkImtR2s0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTFkdHNybWtqBHBvcwMxNDYEc2VjA2FjY29yZGlvbl9oZWFsdGgEc2xrA3RoZXNwcmF5b25zaw-- ^ | February 3, 2011 | Mark Whittington

Posted on 02/03/2011 12:26:41 PM PST by decimon

A remarkable device called the spray on skin gun is featured in a YouTube video from an upcoming National Geographic TV special. The skin gun promises to be a boon to burn victims as much as penicillin was to people with infections.

The way the spray on skin gun works is that a burn victim's healthy stem cells are taken from his skin, are cultured in a liquid bath, and then are sprayed on the burned parts of his body. Within days, the burn is healed. The man in the video, who had severe second-degree burns on his face and arm, was completely healed within four days.

The spray on skin gun has been under development for the past couple of years by the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine. Modern war has caused a number of burn casualties that the military is keenly interested in finding better ways to treat. So far the kin gun, developed by Dr. Jorge C. Gerlach, has successfully treated 12 people with severe burn injuries.

Typically a burn victim must spend weeks and even months waiting for skin grafts to take hold, with the accompanying agony and risk of serious infection. The spray on skin gun reduces this recovery time to days or even hours.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: adultstemcells; skingun; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 02/03/2011 12:26:44 PM PST by decimon
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To: neverdem; DvdMom; grey_whiskers; Ladysmith; Roos_Girl; Silentgypsy; conservative cat

Ping


2 posted on 02/03/2011 12:27:20 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Freakin’ Star Trek stuff....


3 posted on 02/03/2011 12:31:23 PM PST by Lazamataz (If Illegal Aliens are Undocumented Workers, then Thieves are Undocumented Shoppers.)
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To: Lazamataz

leave it to the Germans......a small country producing stellar science advances, just like Japan....


4 posted on 02/03/2011 12:36:49 PM PST by cherry
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To: decimon

This should inspire a billion “bigger penis” ads, lol.


5 posted on 02/03/2011 12:37:28 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: decimon

Amazing.


6 posted on 02/03/2011 12:39:59 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: decimon

Adult stem cells no doubt.


7 posted on 02/03/2011 12:42:37 PM PST by fso301
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To: decimon

Adult stem cells. Again.

It seems very odd that there would not be before and after photos available of the patients.

“His skin probably looked like this?” Come on, where’s the photographic records?


8 posted on 02/03/2011 12:42:51 PM PST by heartwood
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To: fso301

The patient’s own stem cells. Probability of rejection - extremely low.

Still waiting to hear reports of success with embrionic stem cells, and all I here is crickets.


9 posted on 02/03/2011 12:46:59 PM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO! I salute you with the soles of my shoes.)
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To: decimon

What a wonderful development. My heart aches for burn victims.


10 posted on 02/03/2011 12:49:44 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: decimon

Let’s start a website where anti-war protesters can pledge they’ll never take advantage of a technology developed by the military and forever opt for skin grafts.


11 posted on 02/03/2011 12:54:24 PM PST by aruanan
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To: decimon

From the evidence in the video, this Dr. Gerlach is as great a benefactor of humanity as Louis Pasteur. There are few injuries more horrible than severe burns, and it appears that he has figured out the way to deal with them.


12 posted on 02/03/2011 12:54:26 PM PST by Argus
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To: cherry

That’ll change once the muzzies drag the krauts back to the 12th century. Millions will die when the German scientific community says F**K IT and, like Atlas, shrugs.


13 posted on 02/03/2011 12:59:58 PM PST by Dick Bachert
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To: Persevero

Had a plant fire or explosion here in town last week.

Two were burnt 90% of their body,one died last night

Terrible way to go

Those burn injuries are terrible,if this works out a miracle


14 posted on 02/03/2011 1:11:17 PM PST by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Dick Bachert

The Germans are already starting to stand up to the Muzzies. They are not the sort of people to take a lot of garbage from those they consider inferior. There are other countries I’m more worried about than Germany.

Anyway, this is a fabulous blessing. Thank God, thank God. How wonderful.


15 posted on 02/03/2011 1:14:29 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: Dick Bachert

maybe they’ll move here?


16 posted on 02/03/2011 1:20:37 PM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: cherry

Developed at the University of Pittsburgh not Germany.


17 posted on 02/03/2011 1:27:22 PM PST by tosh
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To: decimon

Throughout history, burns meant a lot of agony. It’s good to live in the twenty-first century.


18 posted on 02/03/2011 3:05:10 PM PST by scan59 (Markets always regulate better than government can.)
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To: decimon

Sounds great, still I’d like to see the long-term effect on skin cancers. Probably a wash. Hope not.


19 posted on 02/03/2011 3:10:34 PM PST by bvw
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To: Fred Hayek
Still waiting to hear reports of success with embrionic stem cells, and all I here is crickets.

There's been some success with treatments of the eye. And it is now possible to obtain a single cell without killing or harming the embryo. However, the vast majority of success has been with adult stem cells.

20 posted on 02/03/2011 3:12:25 PM PST by Moonman62 (Half of all Americans are above average. Politicians come from the other half.)
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To: decimon

That’s wonderful.


21 posted on 02/03/2011 3:13:16 PM PST by dljordan ("His father's sword he hath girded on, And his wild harp slung behind him")
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To: decimon; Coleus; Peach; airborne; Asphalt; Dr. Scarpetta; I'm ALL Right!; StAnDeliver; ovrtaxt; ...

adult stem cells ping

Thanks decimon


22 posted on 02/03/2011 5:59:12 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I think this is astounding. And an M.D.’s dream come true. Now there will be something you, or the generic you, can do for burn victims. For the time being, I guess, this will be in hospitals only but maybe it will spread to the field.


23 posted on 02/03/2011 6:28:54 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon
I could have used this stuff a couple of times in my youth. Chemistry experiments and all that ya know...

5.56mm

24 posted on 02/03/2011 6:33:05 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe
I could have used this stuff a couple of times in my youth. Chemistry experiments and all that ya know...

Chemical burns. I guess the sort of skin damage wouldn't matter.

25 posted on 02/03/2011 6:48:58 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...

Growing a replacement skin by culturing surviving skin cells on burn victims was tried in the, hmm, early 1980s. This approach howver is new to me. Thanks decimon.


26 posted on 02/03/2011 7:45:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: decimon; neverdem

WOW...


27 posted on 02/03/2011 8:29:26 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: decimon

Wow. Sent this to my Daughter who will be starting her BioMedical Engineering studies this fall. Great stuff and thanks for the post.


28 posted on 02/03/2011 8:41:13 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: PA Engineer

You’re welcome.

BioMedical Engineering. She should have a good future in a worthy field.


29 posted on 02/03/2011 8:50:31 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

What Germany did in WW2 to Jews left a mark upon the nation that may never heal.

But....they have a shot at redemption by refusing an Islamic toehold in their country, a 100% Islamic ban, no literature, no Mosques, no Sharia laws.

Send them on a vacation.


30 posted on 02/03/2011 8:57:19 PM PST by Eye of Unk (What is YOUR snipe hunt?)
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interesting


31 posted on 02/03/2011 8:59:38 PM PST by Nailbiter
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