"Hostile takeover" results in biologic skin grafts

12/6/2013 | KNAU-FM (Flagstaff, Ariz.)

A professor at Northern Arizona University is using bacteria, yeast and plants such as bok choy to leverage the elastin gene and create skin grafts for patients with severe burns and other wounds. The gauze-like scaffold created through a "hostile takeover" of another organism is embedded with stem cells extracted from the patient's subcutaneous fat.

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