‘Skin Gun’ Heals Wounds By Spraying Living Skin Cells

Via National Geographic, an in-action look at a revolutionary “skin gun” that can heal burn victims in minutes. The device sprays skin cells in airbrush-like fashion, allowing for new layers of skin to be painted on. In a few decades, will this be a standard device in any emergency technician’s tool belt?

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  • dextronaut

    this video contains content from national geographics, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

    VERY CLASSY NG, VERY CLASSY.

    • Guest

      Blocked in my country, companies suck. Its no wonder piracy is so popular ;)

    • Tom100

      this video contains content from national geographics, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

    • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

      Hotspot Shield (http://hotspotshield.com/) anonymizes your IP address. It should allow you to watch such videos.

  • Anonymous

    this video contains content from national geographics, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

    VERY CLASSY NG, VERY CLASSY.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    This is science at its finest. Nothing give me a happy like seeing a genuine sliver of progress.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    This is science at its finest. Nothing give me a happy like seeing a genuine sliver of progress.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    This is science at its finest. Nothing give me a happy like seeing a genuine sliver of progress.

  • Zwied25

    How long before the Pharma companies demonize this until it disappears I wonder…

  • Zwied25

    How long before the Pharma companies demonize this until it disappears I wonder…

  • John

    soy sauce

  • John

    soy sauce

  • John

    soy sauce

  • Thisistoast

    Blocked in my country.

  • Thisistoast

    Blocked in my country.

  • Thejackmfk

    the man talks about his right side being burned but the burnt hand is a lefty

  • Thejackmfk

    the man talks about his right side being burned but the burnt hand is a lefty

    • hullo

      If you listen, the voiceover says “This is what a second degree burn looks like” and then “This is what Urim’s skin probably looked like.” It’s meant as an example, mate, not his actual hand.

    • Boozerpea

      I noticed the same thing, but listen to the narrator — “This is what a second degree burn looks like.” He doesn’t claim it is a picture of the man in the video.

    • Quieteater

      That is an example of what a second degree burn looks like, not the victims burn.

  • Jenn

    I think that’s incredible but I was hoping they would show the gun being used on someone and the healing process on camera. Oh well

  • Jenn

    I think that’s incredible but I was hoping they would show the gun being used on someone and the healing process on camera. Oh well

  • hullo

    If you listen, the voiceover says “This is what a second degree burn looks like” and then “This is what Urim’s skin probably looked like.” It’s meant as an example, mate, not his actual hand.

  • Boozerpea

    I noticed the same thing, but listen to the narrator — “This is what a second degree burn looks like.” He doesn’t claim it is a picture of the man in the video.

  • Quieteater

    That is an example of what a second degree burn looks like, not the victims burn.

  • Quieteater

    This may be a major medical breakthrough, but honestly I would like to see more stories like this with detailed medical reports before I call it a breakthrough. I say this because the victims burns were not shown, examples were. The victims burns could have been less extensive than the example, and even without this treatment, could have been a fast recovery.

  • Quieteater

    This may be a major medical breakthrough, but honestly I would like to see more stories like this with detailed medical reports before I call it a breakthrough. I say this because the victims burns were not shown, examples were. The victims burns could have been less extensive than the example, and even without this treatment, could have been a fast recovery.

  • KewGardensNYC

    Truly wonderful. We are on the edge of a series of major breakthroughs in all areas of medicine and health, but of course, the issues of how to live a good life still remain. And notice the accent of the inventor–not from Cleveland.
    Bush’s policies have driven out foreigners from applying to American schools and thus enriching our intellectual bounty. And the US has cut back R&D to a ridiculous degree.

  • KewGardensNYC

    Truly wonderful. We are on the edge of a series of major breakthroughs in all areas of medicine and health, but of course, the issues of how to live a good life still remain. And notice the accent of the inventor–not from Cleveland.
    Bush’s policies have driven out foreigners from applying to American schools and thus enriching our intellectual bounty. And the US has cut back R&D to a ridiculous degree.

  • Guest

    Blocked in my country, companies suck. Its no wonder piracy is so popular ;)

  • Tom100

    this video contains content from national geographics, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

  • http://twitter.com/escaravelho_and Blog do Escaravelho

    Wow…

  • http://twitter.com/escaravelho_and Blog do Escaravelho

    Wow…

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    This is amazing. And like KewGardensNYC said, the U.S. has had significant decreases in R&D for everything except military studies–because they have tons of money!

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  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

    This is amazing. And like KewGardensNYC said, the U.S. has had significant decreases in R&D for everything except military studies–because they have tons of money!

    For those who can’t watch the video, I recommend Hotspot Shield (http://hotspotshield.com/). It anonymizes your IP address, so most sites can’t tell what country you’re in. (It creates some pop-up ads, which are annoying. But you can simply turn it on and off as needed.)

  • Trigg

    This video contains content from National Geographic, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

  • Trigg

    This video contains content from National Geographic, who has blocked it in your country on copyright grounds.

  • Haney72003

    What they fail to mention, except for one time at the very end of the video, is that this is possible through stem cells. It kinda sounds like the narrator says “skin cells,” but no, it’s stem cells. My question is, if a treatment like this were available to you, would YOU use it, knowing that? I wouldn’t.

  • Haney72003

    What they fail to mention, except for one time at the very end of the video, is that this is possible through stem cells. It kinda sounds like the narrator says “skin cells,” but no, it’s stem cells. My question is, if a treatment like this were available to you, would YOU use it, knowing that? I wouldn’t.

    • Maureenjulia

      There are stem cells in skin. Those are the cells to which they are referring, not to the ones taken from the womb.

    • junobat

      Of course I would! It’s using your own skin to repair your own skin! What could you possibly see wrong with that?

    • Adfad

      Haney, you should become at least moderately informed about stem cells. I am 100% embryonic stem cells as I am sure you are. But you can pull adult stem cells from your skin. Your own adult skin, and then use it yourself.

      no babies are harmed in the making of this comment…. or adult stem cell use

    • Nsncs0

      These are the patient’s own ADULT stem cells, not the embryonic stem cells that you are thinking of that are the topic of controversy. We all have stem cells in our body that can be used to treat potential illnesses.

  • Maureenjulia

    There are stem cells in skin. Those are the cells to which they are referring, not to the ones taken from the womb.

  • junobat

    Of course I would! It’s using your own skin to repair your own skin! What could you possibly see wrong with that?

  • Adfad

    Haney, you should become at least moderately informed about stem cells. I am 100% embryonic stem cells as I am sure you are. But you can pull adult stem cells from your skin. Your own adult skin, and then use it yourself.

    no babies are harmed in the making of this comment…. or adult stem cell use

  • Cheshire

    “Skin Gun” is an excellent band name.

  • Cheshire

    “Skin Gun” is an excellent band name.

  • Puw789

    i guess that’s why they don’t call it international geographic. blocked.

  • Puw789

    i guess that’s why they don’t call it international geographic. blocked.

  • theworstkind

    i always celebrate the 5th of july.

  • theworstkind

    i always celebrate the 5th of july.

    • Eljefejustino

      yeah I noticed that too and was like WTF

  • Nsncs0

    These are the patient’s own ADULT stem cells, not the embryonic stem cells that you are thinking of that are the topic of controversy. We all have stem cells in our body that can be used to treat potential illnesses.

  • Anonymous

    yeah I noticed that too and was like WTF

  • http://www.nickmeador.org/ ndmeador

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  • Rginathens

    I’m glad they came out with this, I have so many second degree burns on my man meat that a gun like this would deff be the cure for my jack heat.

  • Rginathens

    I’m glad they came out with this, I have so many second degree burns on my man meat that a gun like this would deff be the cure for my jack heat.

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