Gap Fill - Body Repairs - Level 5


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There is example of medical science fiction coming . Scientists have revealed a "" that repaired cells and organs in mice and pigs. Researchers in the USA developed a a centimeter wide that is of nanochips. The device is a pad that is put on the . It starts the process of repairing damaged organs and healing . The nanochips "reprogramme" damaged cells to restore them to a functioning . A researcher said: "With this technology, we can convert skin cells into of any organ with just one touch."

The technology is called nano-transfection (TNT). It is non-invasive, which means doctors do not have to cut the . The pad of nanochips is put over a area of the body. A small electric then injects DNA into the skin in less than a . This changes the cells into building that regenerate nearby damaged tissue, such as skin, , or organs like the liver and heart. It could replace the for reconstructive surgery. It could also revitalize organs. It could even help repair the brain. Testing will begin on next year.

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