Thanks to the latest discoveries in medicine, scientists were able to obtain blood cells from skin cells. Only 8 days it took researchers to make this conversion.
A group of scientists from Londonskogo University, headed by Professor Johan Playeram were able to create red blood cells, red blood corpuscles, from the skin cells. In the experiment, special attention of scientists is paid to details: specific genes and proteins that affect the formation of red blood cells.
As the basis was used fibroblasts, connective tissue cells. They perform the function of a skeleton for the skin. Scientists were able to identify several proteins, the modification of which led to a magical transformation.
In the near future, experts say, the question of shortage of donor blood will be closed. Meanwhile, in addition to direct donation, the options modern medicine has.