Gap Fill - Body Repairs - Level 6


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The medical sees another of science fiction coming true. Scientists have revealed a " technology" that repaired and organs in mice and pigs with a 90 per cent success . Researchers at Ohio State University in the USA have developed a barely a centimeter that is full of tiny microchips called nanochips. The new device is a pad that is placed on the . It initiates the process of repairing damaged organs and healing serious wounds. The nanochips "reprogramme" damaged cells to restore them to their state. Researcher Dr Chandan Sen said: "With this technology, we can convert skin cells into of any organ with just one touch."

The new technology is called tissue nano-transfection (TNT). It is a non-invasive , which means surgeons do not have to cut the . It works by placing the pad of nanochips over a damaged of the body. A small electric then injects DNA into the skin's cells in less than a . This transforms the cells into building that then regenerate any nearby damaged tissue, such as skin, , or even organs like the liver, lungs and heart. Researchers say it could replace the need for patients needing reconstructive and revitalize organs that are prematurely . It could even help repair the brain. Testing will begin on next year.

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