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Scientists Create Ageless Skin

19 years, 3 months ago

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Posted on Oct 02, 2002, 6 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Scientists have discovered how to grow immortal skin cells in a petri dish a discovery that could revolutionize cosmetic surgery. The cells are classed as immortal because they continue to grow and divide no matter how many times they are transferred from culture to culture. Animal tests have been promising up-to-now with the cells growing into multiple layers like normal skin, and superficial wounds have healed well.

Scientists have discovered how to grow immortal skin cells in a petri dish a discovery that could revolutionize cosmetic surgery. The cells are classed as immortal because they continue to grow and divide no matter how many times they are transferred from culture to culture. Animal tests have been promising up-to-now with the cells growing into multiple layers like normal skin, and superficial wounds have healed well. Human trials are set to begin in 2002. The researchers believe that their product could be used to engineer normal skin for burns patients and those with other wounds, in addition, the cells could help to assess the efficacy and potential toxicity of new drugs or chemicals.

SOURCE/REFERENCE: Reported by www.yahoo.com on the 21st November 2000

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