IQ Leaning Network

Facebook
Pintrest
Twitter
YouTube
Subscribe to IQ Learning Network:
PBS Learning Media
PBS Kids

Printing New Skin

THIS VIDEO REQUIRES THAT YOU HAVE FLASH INSTALLED ON YOUR BROWSER. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD AND INSTALL IT HERE.
Video Overview
By modifying an ink jet printer and growing skin cells taken from a patient's body, a U.S. Army research lab has developed an amazing treatment for severe burns: printing new skin. Once the patient's skin cells are in a sterile ink cartridge, a computer uses a three dimensional map of the wound to guide the printing. “The bio-printer drops each type of cell precisely where it needs to go," explains Kyle Binder, a biomedical scientist at the Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine's Wake Forest lab. "The wound gets filled in and then those cells will become new skin.”
Overview

Key Terms:

Regenerative Medicine
Skin Burns

 

Related Links:

Wake Forest Institue for Regenerative Medicine:
wfirm.org

U.S. Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program:
usaccc.org

U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command:
USAMRMC

 

More Episodes OF LabTV - Session 1

IQ Leaning Network

Facebook
Pintrest
Twitter
YouTube
Subscribe to IQ Learning Network:
PBS Learning Media
PBS Kids

Education Sponsors

IQ Learning Network
  • Alpha Foundation
  • Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Hugh Kaul Foundation
  • Monte L. Moorer Foundation
  • Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust
Learning Adventures
  • Alabama Bicentennial Commission
  • Alabama Humanities Foundation
    A state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Alabama State Council on the Arts
  • American Graduate
    A program of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • The Daniel Foundation of Alabama
  • Jefferson County Cy Pres Fund
  • Malone Family Foundation
  • Robert Meyer Foundation
  • Sybil Smith Foundation
  • The Stephens Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Foundation
e-Learning for Educators/ APT Learn Online
  • Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
  • U.S. Department of Education
STEM Education Initiative
  • Ann & Alfred F. Delchamps, Jr. Charitable Fund
  • BBVA Compass Bank
  • Beverly and Gary Cooper Charitable Fund
  • Community Foundation of South Alabama
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
General Educational Support
  • Alabama Department of Human Resources
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Books-A-Million
  • Honda Manufacturing of Alabama
  • Wells Fargo
PBS Kids Programs
  • Alabama Power
  • Books-A-Million
  • Children's of Alabama
  • US Space & Rocket Center
American Graduate
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Southern Education Desk
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting