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Chip Reprograms Cells to Regenerate Damaged Tissue


Tissue nanotransfection

Researchers demonstrate a process known as tissue nanotransfection at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. In laboratory tests, this process was able to heal the badly injured legs of mice in just three weeks with a single touch of this chip.

Credit: Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The ability to convert, or "reprogram" cells into other types has raised hopes for regenerating damaged limbs and organs. But existing methods are risky or inefficient and have been tried only on laboratory animals.

From Scientific American
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