A Dime-Sized Silicone Chip Can Repair Damaged Brain Cells


Ohio State University has developed a brand new, revolutionary device which can actually heal tissue and organs in literally seconds, according to scientists.

The latest development in this technology is called Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT) and apparently, it has multiple applications and can potentially be a lifesaver. The TNT is a small, dime-sized chip made out of a silicone that is designed to ‘’”injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin cells into other types of cells required for treating diseased conditions,” according to a press release made by the developers.

When the lab testing was being done, the TNT has shown to be able to repair the injured mice leg over three weeks by completely changing the cell type from skin cell to vascular cell. Not only that, but it can actually restore any tissue type according to Chandan Sen, director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies. This is true for cells ranging from skin cells to brain cells.

This is truly revolutionary as this is the first time ever that cells have actually been in use on a live body and not just sample skin cells. The other surprising thing is that there are absolutely no known side effects to this type of treatment and the procedure lasts literally less than a second.

Sen also commented: “This technology does not require a laboratory or hospital and can actually be executed in the field. It’s less than 100 grams to carry and will have a long shelf life.”

This project has been in the works for the past four years and is currently waiting for FDA approval and Sen thinks they will be able to start testing on humans within one year and says that they “are proposing the use of skin as an agricultural land where you can essentially grow any cell of interest.”