Skin Gun :Burn victims new hope

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXO_ApjKPaI&[/ame]

    The name is slightly misleading, but the results aren’t.

    It’s being called the “skin gun,” and if it takes off it could revolutionize how burn victims are treated. The invention, which looks and acts more like an airbrush than a gun, uses a patient’s own stem cells (taken from healthy skin), combines them in a solution in the gun, and then sprays them on the burned area. In the small number of patients that have been treated, the results have been nothing short of miraculous: skin that might normally take weeks or months to heal rejuvenates in days. And to the naked eye, signs of the burn are barely visible.
     
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    Well thanks for reading my post
    I hope the suffering I imagine this could relive comes true.
     
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    this is simply amazing...most burn patients die from dehydration from lack of skin...plus this will end a lot of the painful things one must do to burns
     
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    We seem to have had some incredible advancements in medical science recently. This one is very cool. And I pray that the Brits who think they have discovered a huge advance in the treatment of many forms of cancer are proved right.
     
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    WOW!

    I once had the occassion to work on a patient who'd been caught in a exploding Jet on an aircraft carrier.

    He had burns over 70% of his body.

    Anything that can save and speed up the process of getting real skin back on the body is going to save botht eh victim AND THE CAREGIVERS enormous suffering.

    Seriously, treating burn victims is horrible.

    Everything you do to help them pretty much causes them agony.

    So honestly, you're not just helping the victims with this invention, you're also helping the caregivers, too.
     
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    go medical advances!!!!

    now about this common cold
     
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    Trials in humans are still years away...
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    Burn dressing 'lights up' to signal an infection
    24 March 2013 - Scientists have developed a medical dressing that 'lights up' when a burn is infected.
     
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