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  • skin
  • Currently when treating a burn victim, it can take weeks to generate an autologous skin graft when one is necessary to treat the affected areas. (medgadget.com)
  • The expected protocol when a patient arrives at a hospital missing a sizable portion of skin would be as follows: Surgeons take a sample from a healthy piece of skin and isolate skin cells, including skin stem cells, using a method Gerlach and his colleagues developed. (medgadget.com)
  • It cleans the wound, provides nutrition, and better supports the precious stem cells in the wound until they start to grow and regenerate new skin for the patient. (medgadget.com)