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A pattern spanning such drastically different size scales -- microscopic skin cells and the desert landscape -- is almost unheard of in nature.
Prof Hanns Hatt said that though the results showed that receptors possess therapeutic and cosmetic potential, the concentrated fragrances should be handled with care until the functions of different types of olfactory receptors in skin cells have been ascertained.
These ingredients help support more youthful skin cell telomeres and skin cell DNA repair mechanisms while retaining precious moisture in the skin.
A sensitive technique called laser capture micro-dissection was used to isolate skin cells and map their mutations.
I cannot see any intrinsic, morally significant difference between a mature skin cell, the totipotent stem cell derived from it, and a fertilised egg," writes Savulescu.
She and her laboratory members fused mouse muscle cells with human skin cells to create hybrids called heterokaryons.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers devised a new method allowing for the more efficient and more complete reprogramming of the skin cells into cells that are virtually indistinguishable from heart muscle cells.
A research team from the United States and a second one from Japan have found ways to coax human skin cells to act like powerful embryonic stem cells without using human embryos or controversial cloning techniques, sidestepping ethical obstacles facing the field, the Toronto Star reported.
Yet this study brings us tantalisingly close to using skin cells to grow many different types of human tissues.
The Soft Touch Laser by nuLase works by emitting a safe and gentle laser light that oscillates in a uniform parallel wavelength targeting your skin cells.
They implanted the genes into a skin cell obtained from a mouse tail.
What happens when a skin cell turns into a totipotent stem cell [a cell capable of developing into a complete organism] is that a few of its genetic switches are turned on and others turned off," writes University of Melbourne bioethicist Julian Savulescu in the April 1999 issue of the Journal of Medical Ethics.