The staff of the Institute of physical and chemical research have developed an analogue of human skin. It even contains hair follicles with sebaceous glands. As a basis for artificial skin used programmed stem cells.
The experiment was conducted on laboratory rats. In the first phase, researchers selected animals deprived for one reason or another hairline. Animals, simply put, were bald. In thickness of rat skin was transplanted a mixture of stem cells. Some of them have taken root, forming of subcutaneous fat and hair follicles.
The experiment proves once again that nothing is impossible. The discovery will help doctors in the rehabilitation of patients that have experienced burns and other diseases affecting different layers of the skin.