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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.

In Topic: Scarless Healing

05 October 2013 - 03:32 PM

Are you referring to Newton's Laws of motion? Is that what you're referencing in terms of me taking a physics course (which I've taken 4 at a college level)?


Well, they work great in macroscopic conditions but they are inappropriate for things that are incredibly small, move at extremely fast speeds or very strong forces of gravity. Like anything in science (as of now) there are always exceptions and anomalies that preclude any absolute. That may be the end goal for science; the absolute truth of the universe and all of its operations, but it hasn't happened as of yet and likely never will. Look at any science that has proclaimed something to be a definite, an absolute. Something always comes along to show that it's not absolute in all cases thanks to better analysis and tools.


I agree that we can draw a parrallel between understanding the mechanism of scarless healing and gravity, scientists have no idea where gravity comes from, it is the most mysterious of the four fundamental forces in physics, it is assumed that there are subatomic particles that are called 'gravitons' which are carriers of gravitational force, but this is only a theoretical assumption (one day in the far distant future maybe we will detect gravitons like we have detected Higgs bosons by using an accelerator that is zillions of times more powerful than LHC) and yet even though we know absolutely nothing about gravity we still have Newton's laws of motion, Einstein's theory of relativity, so we have no clue what causes gravity, but we know very well all the effects of gravity.