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Vladislav

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#3435143 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 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.




#3423036 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 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.

 

http://vimeo.com/16378142

 

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.




#3384745 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 25 September 2013 - 05:39 AM

and well, I do not accept not in this case, I refuse to accept that there is no solution though admittedly there.

 

if I be happy with my scars would be a mediocre. I can not understand people as happy with scars. I admit that I'm a perfectionist and that aggravates my character, even so, and all live in a superficial world so I can not understand how people live happy with this.

 

just say be happy with scar is somewhat infamous for my

 

This girl has mild to moderate acne scars, you can read comments on her videos, everybody tells her she is beautiful both from the inside and outside:
And she's a girl, for girls it is more important how they look from the outside than for guys, and of course she cannot wear a long beard to hide her acne scars.



#3384230 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 22 September 2013 - 03:45 PM

Maldition I'm sorry to see that you suffer so much, you said you're taking some anti-depressants or something, so how old are you and what kind of scars do you have? If you have mild to moderate acne scars than there is no reason for you to be so sad, you can have a longer beard and the problem is partially solved.
And have a little more faith in regenerative medicine!
Read this:
and this:



#3380689 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 05 September 2013 - 04:52 PM

I can see that you suffer a lot, I recommend you to read the book 'Physics of the Future' (author: Michio Kaku), an entire chapter in that book is devoted to the future of medicine and the whole book content is based on Kaku's interviews with 300 of the world's leading scientists (such as for example Anthony Atala, so that means it is not some SF or pseudo-scientific bullshit), I believe it has been translated into Spanish and you can find it in any bookstore, so I agree with you that genomic medicine will not bear any fruit in the near future, it is over-hyped, however I believe that regenerative medicine is more promising than genomic medicine and it will start bearing fruit in the not too distant future and that the promise of regenerative medicine goes far beyond scarless skin wound healing. And I generally agree with you that if we talk about technology we can conclude that we live in a 'caveman era' (just a few facts: 85% of the produced global energy comes from fossil fuels, that is from dead plants, we still have no cure for cancer, heart disease, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis,... instead of that we have alternative medicine and homeopathy, gadgets, smartphones, tablets, broadband Internet, GPS, Web 2.0, trash pop culture, MTV, Gangdam Style, Lady Gaga, consumerism, advertising, brands, unhealthy fast food, skyscrapers, multinational companies,...), generally speaking our post-industrial society in which we live is archaic, human relationships and values in the western society are such that somehow everything always comes down to the question who is more physically attractive, who has more successful career, etc. So in that book you can find a lot of info about different experimental technologies that are currently under research and their prospects, the most interesting chapter is about medicine, but other chapters are interesting too, maybe you will feel better if you read it. rolleyes.gif




#3375795 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 18 August 2013 - 07:45 AM

3D Bioprinting:
 



#3369668 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 27 July 2013 - 03:24 PM

This seems a little more clear, but it looks like good news to me! Could it be one of the forms of the hydrogel that they're working on? http://www.hopkinsme...w_blood_vessels_

http://www.genengnew.../print/4/31941/

These came out two days ago (:

 

I would say that it is just basic research, not applied research like the 8020 hydrogel for skin scarring, here is why it is important to create vascular networks for the future of regenerative medicine, if scientists fail to do that they will never be able to create more complex lab-grown organs (from the book 'Physics of the Future' - Michio Kaku, chapter: Future of Medicine):

If your virtual doctor finds something wrong, such as a diseased organ, then he might order a new one to be grown
directly from your own cells. “Tissue engineering” is one of the hottest fields in medicine, making possible a “human
body shop.” So far, scientists can grow skin, blood, blood vessels, heart valves, cartilage, bone, noses, and ears in the
lab from your own cells. The first major organ, the bladder, was grown in 2007, the first windpipe in 2009. So far, the
only organs that have been grown are relatively simple, involving only a few types of tissues and few structures.
Within five years, the first liver and pancreas might be grown, with enormous implications for public health. Nobel
laureate Walter Gilbert told me that he foresees a time, just a few decades into the future, when practically every organ
of the body will be grown from your own cells.
Tissue engineering grows new organs by first extracting a few cells from your body. These cells are then injected
into a plastic mold that looks like a sponge shaped in the form of the organ in question. The plastic mold is made of
biodegradable polyglycolic acid. The cells are treated with certain growth factors to stimulate cell growth, causing
them to grow into the mold. Eventually, the mold disintegrates, leaving behind a perfect organ.
I had the opportunity to visit Anthony Atala’s laboratory at Wake Forest University in North Carolina and witness
this miraculous technology firsthand. As I walked through his laboratory, I saw bottles that contained living human
organs. I could see blood vessels and bladders; I saw heart valves that were constantly opening and closing because
liquids were being pumped through them. Seeing all these living human organs in bottles, I almost felt as if I were
walking through Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, but there were several crucial differences. Back in the nineteenth
century, doctors were ignorant of the body’s rejection mechanism, which makes it impossible to graft new organs. Plus,
doctors did not know how to stop the infections that would inevitably contaminate any organ after surgery. So Atala,
instead of creating a monster, is opening an entirely new lifesaving medical technology that may one day change the
face of medicine.
One future target for his laboratory is to grow a human liver, perhaps within five years. The liver is not that
complicated and consists of only a few types of tissue. Lab-grown livers could save thousands of lives, especially those
in desperate need of liver transplants. It could also save the lives of alcoholics suffering from cirrhosis. (Unfortunately,
it could also encourage people to keep bad habits, knowing that they can get replacement organs for their damaged
ones.)
If organs of the body, like the windpipe and the bladder, can be grown now, what is to prevent scientists from
growing every organ of the body? One basic problem is how to grow the tiny capillaries that provide blood for the
cells. Every cell in the body has to be in contact with a blood supply. In addition, there is the problem of growing
complex structures. The kidney, which purifies the blood of toxins, is composed of millions of tiny filters, so a mold
for these filters is quite difficult to create.

 

 
In any case in general it is good that it is possible to create vascular networks and it is good to have an alternative for embryonic stem cells (those are iPS cells), without these two things you can forget about all the great promises of regenerative medicine.



#3361777 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 26 June 2013 - 04:43 PM

This TED speaker claims he is able to build nanobots by using so called 'DNA origami' technique:
Really fascinating video if it is really so! The point is that these nanobots are actually an 'intelligent transport' (so to speak) for targeted drug delivery, he says that we basically already have many good drugs for many diseases but the problem is in systematic exposure and side effects, I think that these nanobots could in principle deliver very high doses of toxic chemotherapy drugs exactly at the cancer cells or isotretinoin exactly at the sebaceous glands in the skin and thus cure cancer or acne or whatever other disease quite easily. And I hope this is real and not just another hype, buzz, scam, deception of the public and investors, this is a very futuristic technology so I'm very surprised that we have it now.



#3354212 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 02 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

Here is something out of topic but certainly interesting:
http://www.kurzweila...nsulate-neurons

The current research was done in mice and rats. If the approach also works with human cells, it could eventually lead to cell therapies for diseases like inherited leukodystrophies — disorders of the brain’s white matter — and multiple sclerosis, as well as spinal cord injuries.
...
Previous research in rodent disease models has shown that transplanted oligodendrocyte precursor cells derived from embryonic stem cells and from human fetal brain tissue can successfully create myelin sheaths around nerve cells, sometimes leading to dramatic improvements in symptoms.

Creating OPCs from skin cells directly

“Unfortunately, the availability of human fetal tissue is extremely limited, and the creation of OPCs from embryonic stem cells is slow and tedious,” said the study’s senior author, Marius Wernig, MD, assistant professor of pathology and a member of Stanford’s Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. “It appeared we wouldn’t be able to create enough human OPCs for widespread therapeutic use, so we began to wonder if we could create them directly from skin cells.



My guess is that if we have an experimental technology that is able to repair damaged white matter of the entire nervous system of the mouse (including brain) and thus effectively treat such a terrible and incurable disease such as multiple sclerosis then we shouldn't be so far away from a solution for skin scarring. What do you think about it?


#3351777 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 25 May 2013 - 01:51 AM

I would say 5 to 20 years, I mean regeneration of existing organs shouldn't be such a big deal, the real challenge for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering is to create new lab grown organs, especially complex ones such as the kidneys. And without some non-controversial source of embryonic stem cells forget about all of it.
http://en.wikipedia....ell_controversy




#3342753 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 23 April 2013 - 01:35 PM

Here is another interesting discovery from Johns Hopkins Unviersity, it's a new screening method for pancreatic cancer (it could be used for ovarian and lung cancer too), it was made by a 16 years old teenager, he claims the new method is 400 times more sensitive, 160 times faster, 20000 times less expensive than standard crappy screening method that is used today in hospitals and it has 90% accuracy (that means false positives and false negatives in diagnostics are rare):

Pancreatic cancer is the deadliest of all cancers (5 year survival rate is just 5.5%) because it cannot be detected before it is too late, so our 'modern medicine' is so extremely crappy that is beyond comprehension, now with this new screening method pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer could be detected in the eariest stages and realitvely easily cured (at least I hope so) , so scar free healing and complete regeneration over 3rd degree burns and this new screening method for panceratic, lung and ovarian cancers are two really significant breakthroughs in medicine made by JHU (at least I hope so) and both are basically very simple things. smile.png




#3328677 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 22 February 2013 - 02:07 PM

Another hydrogel for treatment of a heart attack, clinical trials will begin in this year:

New Injectable Hydrogel Encourages Regeneration and Improves Functionality After a Heart Attack
http://ucsdnews.ucsd...s_functionality
“Our data show that this hydrogel can increase cardiac muscle and reduce scar tissue in the region damaged by the heart attack, which prevents heart failure. These results suggest this may be a novel minimally invasive therapy to prevent heart failure after a heart attack in humans.”




#3327254 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 16 February 2013 - 03:37 PM

Check this out:


http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Hype_cycle

 

300px-Gartner_Hype_Cycle.svg.png

 

This hype cycle was so true in the past for so many new technologies and discoveries in so many different fields of science and technology, I believe that this hype cycle could be applied to scarless skin healing too, and as I can see the state of mind of so many people here on this message board is in that phase 'Trough of Disillusionment', so I can say 'Slope of Enlightenment' and 'Plateau of Productivity' phases are yet to come. smile.png




#3323474 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 01 February 2013 - 01:06 AM

Well not all of us on this site have acne scars, and you're right, I don't give a shit about that little scar anymore, but I have a surgical scar across my entire abdomen (I lost my spleen but it is not a problem because it is not a vital organ like a kidney, heart, liver, pancreas,...I simply get 3 different vaccine every few years as a protection from certain bacteria and I have trouble with normal breathing because my nasal septum was distorted but again it is not a problem, it is easily fixable/curable with nose surgery). And your acne scars look OK to me, why do you think it is an obstacle for anything in your life for you? In my most honest opinion that could be the real obstacle for you only if you want to be a male model or something like that  tongue.png biggrin.png that guy Ernesto had a serious problem with acne scars, you don't have it.
And here is the scientific paper:
http://www.pnas.org/...tml?with-ds=yes
 




#3323165 Scarless Healing

Posted by Vladislav on 31 January 2013 - 04:59 AM

The statistic that is very positive and put your message is clear example of that is to proceed, it is an example for people who have no hope read (many users unregistered are in depression and come to read). Thanks for your input Vladislad really is valuable.


I wonder how many people here this treatments or finish in time to treatment for anxiety or depression or illness because of depression because of the stress caused by having scars, low self esteem lower the body's defenses ...

 

I don't have any of those problems, not anymore, sometimes I feel fucked up but I quickly recover my mind and everything turns back to normal, what kind of scars do you have, acne scars or injury scars?  If you have acne scars I would say that the solution could be ReCell, I can see that this guy has achieved very good results with ReCell:
http://www.acne.org/...fraxel-re-cell/
He claims 75% improvement and I remember that I have read that he is now working as a management consultant, probably earning $100,000+ a year, he has a career, girlfriend, life, he has everything. smile.png