Sci-fi technology could be used on soldiers to 'reprogram' cells
... and give them Wolverine-like abilities to heal wounds five times faster than the human body
- US military is working on cell reprogramming to heal wounds faster
- The process entails changing cells into different ones like muscle into skin
- This would allow wounds to heal five times faster than the human body
- For example, if a solider's muscle is expose the cells could become skin cells
- This would allow the wound to quickly heal without the need of surgery
It may sound like a super power of the comic book character Wolverine, but the US Air Force is developing a way for future warfighters to heal their wounds in an instance.
Working with the University of Michigan, the teams is exploring cellular reprogramming to treat wounds, burns and other injuries on the battle five times faster than what occurs naturally with the human body.
The process of cell programming modifies its genome using proteins, called transcription factors, which stop different genes 'to regulate activities such as cell division and growth, and cell migration and organization.'
The transcription factors could be administered through a 'spray-on' bandage where they would be applied directly to wounds, which could convert exposed muscle cells into surface skin cells that cover the wound so it heals faster.
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