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Ingenious sci-fi biochips make skin self-healing

Aug 15, 2017, 8:11 AM EDT
(Source: Jordan Gillespie/flickr)
(Source: Jordan Gillespie/flickr)

This is something that sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie but, for humanity’s good, it is a reality now. The researchers at the Ohio State University’s College of Engineering and Wexner medical Center have developed smart biochips that can reconfigure skin cells to make them self-repairable.

The new “TNT Biochips” outdo any existing technology for nursing wounds and injuries and can generate any type of cell required in a patient’s body to restore the function in organs, blood vessels and nerve cells, writes Digital Trends.

These smart chips use human skin as a bioreactor to generate new cells and tissues, which can eventually be harvested and injected to damaged part or organ, notes Talking Listener.

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