Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Skin Gun

A gun that...fires human skin?  No, you didn't misread that  This rather simple idea is backed by stem cell research, or more specifically, the stem cells from the victim.  The 'skin gun' takes actual stem cells grown over the course of a couple hours and sprays them, say on a 2nd degree burn, and the burn is completely gone after only a few days.  The implications of this technology are MIND BOGGLING!  Imagine all the people that will be saved the trials of living day to day with a terrible burn injury, now imagine all of them completely healed.

Since this is going to be my first post in a long line of scientific related topics, I thought this video, this amazing story in particular, is the perfect example of why I created this blog.  Not only will your life change by looking at the video, getting my readers to understand the scope of these advancements is my primary goal.  Basically, to bring you the best and only the best scientific stories from around the web.  I hope you will comment and stay with me! 

I feel the best is yet to come.

-Riley Courter


  1. Things like this need more funding. It's really silly not to, morals...

  2. This would be absolutely incredible to perfect. It'll be great when they can use it for children :)