Stem Cells To Treat Burns

by Malc on February 17, 2011

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Stem cells are being used to heal skin which has been burned, in record time.

Skin grafts take weeks to carry out, and the healing produces – often extensive – scarring.

The new process uses stem cells from the victim to make a spray. This is sprayed on to the damaged skin and the body quickly uses the stem cells supplied to create new skin.

The whole procedure takes only a couple of hours, and the healing takes place in a few days. Scar tissue is greatly reduced.

This is a very exciting discovery – yet another one based on stem cells – which has the potential to revolutionise one whole area of medicine. Burns cause such awful damage and disfigurement, that this use of stem cells is extremely welcome.

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