Medical technology has certainly come a long way from the early days where blood-letting used to be the de facto method of treating any kind of illness. Viral and bacterial infections might be fatal at times, but majority of them require you to just pop a round of antibiotics and you should be back to tip-top shape in no time at all. Burn victims, however, have a much more difficult time, and the scars remains as well which will require an extensive amount of plastic surgery wherever possible in order to return to one’s state prior to the burn. Dr. Jorg Gerlach at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh has come up with what is called a “skin gun“, where it will spray stem cells on burns that will heal in just days afterwards.
This is revolutionary since skin grafts tend to be the most common manner of treating burns, but that alone will take weeks and months to heal, depending on the severity of the burn itself. Time is the keyword here, as even with proper care, burns tend to be prone to infection. The skin gun will require a mere 90 minutes for treatment, and takes just days to heal. Apart from that, it does sound as though the Skin Gun is a whole lot more painless.
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