They develop photosynthetic skin that would allow people to make photosynthesis to regenerate their tissues and increase their concentration of oxygen, which would help to mitigate a series of mattresses and even heal wounds.
The scientist from Chile, Tomás Egaña, presented the research that he has created the first version of photosynthetic skin, which produces and releases oxygen, which will be able to regenerate human tissue.
In the presentation at the Chilean Catholic University, Egaña, PhD in Human Biology and Pharmacology, explained that after the eight years of analysis and testing with animals (mice, pigs and fish), the first clinical trial at El Salvador Hospital, in Santiago, with twenty of patients suffering from trauma.
"This step is small but very important to show the security of the technology, if we can do it safely, we can apply [la piel fotosintética] in other types of patients. For example, it could be used in organ transplants and cancer patients, "he said.
Photosynthetic skin from Chile, the first of a type in the Egaña world that confirmed that 90 percent of the body's cells are not human. He noted that the human body is an ecosystem where many micro-organisms coexist. The photosynthetic skin became apparent after asking a question. What would happen if microalgae patients who could photosynthesis be implanted? The results were given thanks to the Chilean Catholic University.
Photosynthetic skin may help to regenerate adjoining tissues where it is implanted. This is because human cells use oxygen for their functions. As the microalgae releases this element in energy generation, they could be used to treat certain conditions. In particular, he mentioned great wounds difficult to improve or draumatists with hemorrhages.
Photosynthetic skin could also be used to treat other conditions. Egaña mentioned that it could be used to get organs to live longer than the body. Therefore, transplants could be made easier. Similarly, they could be used in conjunction with cancer therapies to improve their effectiveness.
In the next six months the clinical test will be carried out. What we want to check is whether people reject the photosynthetic skin interference. It is intended that the body, once damaged tissue has been revived, reveals microalgae. Otherwise, it will be analyzed if it is also viable to pull it back through a guided operation.