Experimental ‘skin cell gun’ aims to forever change burn treatment

Sometimes you see something that is so incredible it defies explanation. In this case, both the concept and the application are simple to understand. What’s incomprehensible is how well it works.

In this brief video from National Geographic, Jörg Gerlach of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine explains how their work with adult stem cells can work to regenerate skin using the patient’s own cells. The most amazing part is the very last statement, where burn victim Matthew Uram says, “They did [the procedure] on Friday and my follow up was that Monday and the burn unit said it was healed. Completely healed.”

You really have to see it to believe it; and even that might not be enough:


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