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Health, Scientific progress

08 - 04 - 2016

Towards artificial skin

For the first time, researchers have managed to produce skin with hairs and sweat glands from cells taken from the gum of a mouse. This skin can be fully transplanted in mice lacking an immune system. This is an important step towards the creation of artificial human skin for severe burn victims. This artificial skin could also be used to test the skin toxicity of some substances.