Scientists Use Dust to Re-Grow Lost Fingers, Limbs

by Rajshri on  May 2, 2008 at 4:13 PM Research News
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Scientists Use Dust to Re-Grow Lost Fingers, Limbs
Scientists have announced a miracle pig powder 'pixie dust' that can allow them to regrow lost fingers and limbs in what can only be termed as a stunning breakthrough.

The incredible medical breakthrough, which was revealed on April 30, offers a genuine new hope for burns victims and people who lose limbs.

The miracle medication has been developed by scientists using pig bladders.

The powder has been created at America's Pittsburgh University after cells were scraped from a pig bladder lining and leftover tissue put in acid.

The process removes the cells that tell the body to form scars, while leaving behind the ones that tell the body to grow normally.

The tissue is removed from the acid and turned into powder which patients then put on their wound.

The powder - called "pixie dust"- stimulates cells to replace the damaged body part.

"I think within ten years we will re-grow bones and promote the growth of functional tissue around those bones. And that is a major step towards eventually doing an entire limb," The Sun quoted Chief researcher Stephen Badylak, as saying.

Source: ANI
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Please let me know is it possible in scientific or medicine realm to regrow a lost limb due to accident?

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