Politics and science, humor and hypocrisy. METANOODLE
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Researchers developed a bandage that teaches damaged skin where to grow new blood vessels. Living cells are embedded in gel on a sort of printed circuit in the bandage and they emit growth factor. After a week, the new capillaries followed the template lines of the"microvascular stamp". Getting the distribution system into place, vascularization, is a key to healing and creating skin, muscle and bones. Photo shows results when placed against a developing chicken embryo.