Justaboy, at the end of the day, a methodology inside a dated document, signed by many scientists and published in the National Acedemy of the Sciences, got complete regeneration of a 3rd degree burn.
Scars are not skin, you can get scars in almost any part of the body, liver, lungs, skin etc. If the damage is deep enough the organ can not regenerate and the body creates a scar. Dextran hydrogel is a scaffolding that helps the body to create new skin instead of scar tissue.Actually is a kind of ECM that mimics the embryonic skin niche for intact skin regeneration.http://www.jscimedce...tive-2-1007.php
What is your ETA for hydrogel? Do you think that it will come soon? Angiogenic healing sounds crazy, and how can hydrogel facilitate the growth of specialized skin cells onto one area?
you keep quoting this as your hope but do note that even if it did work on mice. Its still almost a 50-50 chance if it will work in humans.
IF hydrogels pass pig testing which is long overdue, it still may not work on humans. If it works on humans, it still may not provide scar free healing, maybe only reduced scarring. If it really produces scar free healing, if it costs $10000 a spot, just like stem cell fat grafting, you still wont be able to get it.
For a guy with third degree burns like me , tbh it doesnt seem very hopeful. I would need full freaking body hydrogel wrap .
Dont worry its within 20 years mark
Something big will come in less than 10 years with the way things are (exponentially) advancing. We live in exciting times.
That is what they thought 10 years ago. They thought we would be riding in flying cars too.
Flying cars will be a reality soon:
But I don't wish to argue with you. I realize that things will never move fast enough for those in need, but we are lucky that we have the chance to get a cure for this in our lifetimes. 50+ years ago and you'd be stuck without hope.