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A new device developed at The Ohio State University can start healing organs in a "fraction of a second," researchers say.
The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), has the potential to save the lives of car crash victims and even deployed soldiers injured on site. It's a dime-sized silicone chip that "injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions," according to a release.
In lab tests, one touch of TNT completely repaired injured legs of mice over three weeks by turning skin cells into vascular cells.
There are no known side effects to TNT and treatment is less than a second, Sen said.
“This technology does not require a laboratory or hospital and can actually be executed in the field," Sen said. "It’s less than 100 grams to carry and will have a long shelf life.”
“It extends the concept known as gene therapy, and it has been around for quite some time,” said study collaborator James Lee, PhD, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio State. “The difference with our technology is how we deliver the DNA into the cells.” The chip, loaded with specific genetic code or certain proteins, is placed on the skin, and a small electrical current creates channels in the tissue. The DNA or RNA is injected into those channels where it takes root and begins to reprogram the cells.
originally posted by: 727Sky
Now the bad news.... If they can create a device that can do this.... could they create a device that does the opposite...in other words by a mere touch the cells turn into a spreading cancer or a cellular black death ? ? ? ? ?
New device can heal with a single touch, and even repair brain injuries
originally posted by: Viperion
However the opposite, thats quite possible. Seems we humans are amazing about create destruction and death but rarely about life and creations.