Skip to comments.The Spray on Skin Gun Heals Burns Within Hours or Days
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.
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Freakin’ Star Trek stuff....
leave it to the Germans......a small country producing stellar science advances, just like Japan....
This should inspire a billion “bigger penis” ads, lol.
Adult stem cells no doubt.
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?
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.
What a wonderful development. My heart aches for burn victims.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
maybe they’ll move here?
Developed at the University of Pittsburgh not Germany.
Throughout history, burns meant a lot of agony. It’s good to live in the twenty-first century.
Sounds great, still I’d like to see the long-term effect on skin cancers. Probably a wash. Hope not.
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.
adult stem cells ping
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.
Chemical burns. I guess the sort of skin damage wouldn't matter.
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.
Wow. Sent this to my Daughter who will be starting her BioMedical Engineering studies this fall. Great stuff and thanks for the post.
BioMedical Engineering. She should have a good future in a worthy field.
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.
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