Latest Artificial skin Stories
The reason motorcyclists always wear leather is that it is incredibly resistant to tearing and therefore highly protective. Admittedly, they don’t wear human skin, unless their biker gang is really wild - but although not as thick as cow hide, human skin is strongly tear resistant too. Scientists in California have been helping us to understand why.
Scientists from the University of Granada, Spain, have generated artificial human skin by tissular engineering basing on agarose-fibrin biomaterial.
Skin from a factory â€“ this has long been the dream of pharmacologists, chemists and doctors. Research has an urgent need for large quantities of 'skin models', which can be used to determine if products such as creams and soaps, cleaning agents, medicines and adhesive bandages are compatible with skin
A new study suggests that adult bone marrow stem cells can be used in the construction of artificial skin. The findings mark an advancement in wound healing and may be used to pioneer a method of organ reconstruction.
A fully automated process is set to improve the production of artificial tissue: medical scientists can perform transplants with skin produced in the laboratory.
Engineering body parts -- tissues and whole organs that are genetically compatible and available on demand -- sounds like science fiction. But researchers at medical centers around the world are working to make it a reality.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A flexible, electronic skin could provide robots, car seats and even carpets the ability to sense pressure and heat, Japanese researchers reported on Monday.
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.