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In Topic: Scarless Healing

20 June 2015 - 10:05 AM


i just imagine if hydrogel become reality by 2018 , and it's achieve " scar free healing " ohhh , may be i will run and dance naked in public from extreme happiness , " scars on face " punished me and others so deeply , i hope all this become real ...

Well, take for example hepatitis C virus, which is now curable for the first time in history thanks to a new drug developed by Gilead Sciences and approved by the FDA in 2013/2014. And it is especially good news for Egypt where the prevalence of that virus is the highest in the world (10% or 20% of Egypt's total population):


This article claims the drug has a 100% cure rate, it results in a complete eradication of the virus from the body after 3 or more months of treatment, and virtually has no side effect! Simple as that.  :)

So you see, only a few years ago you could argue that there won't ever be a cure for hepatitis C, that a cure for hepatitis C is something that is 'too good to be true', ‘far distant future’ and so on, but now the dream has finally become a reality, hepatitis C is a curable disease! 

BTW, hepatitis C was first discovered in 1989, so it took scientists 24 years to develop a cure for it, the same is probably true for skin scarring, it would take 20-30 years for scientists to find a cure for it after the first research has begun, and the first serious scarless wound healing research has begun in the mid-1990s, it cannot happen overnight.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

06 June 2014 - 07:19 PM


I've just turned 15, will this kind of treatment be available when I'm in my early 20's? Looks very promising.


I heard one doctor say that people your age will perhaps have access to scarless healing when they are in their fourties. It might be sooner than that but in seven or eight years time doesn't seem likely to me.


Lapis, please do not scare small kids! Willdono, do not listen to Lapis, you should know that we now have regenerative medicine and tissue engineering as one of the 'hottest' areas of science, stem cell research, artificial organs, iPS cells (awarded with the Nobel Prize in 2012), 3D bioprinting, and so called 'soft' molecular nanotechnology, although none of that is commercially available, it is not used in hospitals by dermatologists, and it is true that all that is still imperfect, and will be improved and researched for a long time to come, but all that are emerging technologies that will sooner or later lead to a cure for scars and will be available to everyone.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

06 June 2014 - 06:57 PM

Lapis, as far as I know she is associated with the company Avita Medical from Australia which has developed ReCell, because of that she would like to retain a monopoly on the market for treatment of burns and scars over the next 50 years - naturally, she doesn't like competition ... or maybe she believes that burns on large areas of skin will not be curable over the next 50 years? If she thinks that, then maybe it is possible that she is right (to cure large 3rd degree burns you need Star Trek-level technology: very advanced 3D bioprinting, molecular nanotechnology or something similar, although I personally believe that the human skin will be routinely 'manufactured' in laboratories in less than 30 years from now), but small and narrow burns and scars are more easy to treat and will surely be curable in 5 to 20 years from now.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

07 May 2014 - 12:24 AM


Nice, but it is just basic research.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

28 March 2014 - 10:23 AM

This hour long video is really worth a watch, It really shows you a lot about what's going on currently in the quest for obtaining a way to regenerate instead of scar. Which is a lot.




One thing that is said by the way, is that animals in general scar less than people which reminded me of the scarless results in the mouse using the hydrogel.


Another thing is that it is estimated that it will take at least another 40+ years before people can regenerate completely. That is, if it is possible in the first place.


Nonsense! 40 years from now we will have artificial lab-grown organs (all exepct the brain), the 'human body shop' and life extension therapies so we can live 150 years, people will not die from cancer, heart disease and organ failures, and generally speaking new technologies such as 3D printing, targeted drug deliveries, brain computer interface, tissue engineering and stem cells will reach the stage of almost total perfection, I believe that genomic medicine probably won't reach the stage of total perfection in 40 years, however it will be much more advanced than it is now. And scars will be an ancient history.