Scientists have made another leap by growing an epidermis in the lab. The research would now possibly help the scientist and pioneers in the medicine to test and research for new drugs and cosmetics. The discovery is almost identical to human skin and behaves in the same way.

Scientists from both King’s College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center made a success by growing the epidermis in the lab. The team of scientist faced many issues in accomplishing the research, and stated that the epidermis is highly complex as it protects the human body from the dehydration and the other harmful microbes. It acts as a shield between the body and the environment and stops the harmful bodies from entering into the skin. The lab generated epidermis was grown in a low humidity environment and was capable of stopping the water to come inside or the bodily fluids to drain out.

“Our new method can be used to grow much greater quantities of lab-grown human epidermal equivalents, and thus could be scaled up for commercial testing of drugs and cosmetics. We can use this model to study how the skin barrier develops normally, how the barrier is impaired in different diseases and how we can stimulate its repair and recovery”, said Dr. Theodora Mauro, lead researcher, from King’s College London.

He also included that, “Human epidermal equivalents representing different types of skin could also be grown, depending on the source of the stem cells used, and could thus be tailored to study a range of skin conditions and sensitivities in different populations”

The new method would end the use of animals in drug testing; animals, including the rabbits, monkeys, rats and dogs, go through intense physical and mental trauma. Although the lab tests, sometimes do not affirm about it results on the humans, the lab grown epidermis would help to have better and more effective results and would probably end the suffering of millions of animals.

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  2. RD

    No, it would not end animal testing. Not even end animal testing associated with skin.

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  5. Nurse man

    What about other uses? Burn victims, scar revisions, injury repair? Why is the article only focused on lab testing?

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  6. riceboy1701e

    This will. lead to Commander Data getting his human skin…eventually…

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  7. doctorBones

    Just because someone replicated human epidermis doesn’t mean that all animal testing will stop. Even if it does, that will likely take a while. Not to mention the fact that research dependent on skin is only a small part of animal testing. I will not go into the bad grammar and the lack of sources, but I find most of these articles useless because they don’t cite the actual studies or even a journal article.

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  20. reasonableguy

    The way this reads, it sounds like the animal testing “conclusion” was slapped onto a press-release from the lab by an anti-testing advocate.

    Even if this artificial skin were useful for certain testing, there is no reason to think it would effective in testing compounds which pass through the skin and can affect underlying tissues and remote organs.

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  22. Carlos Decourcy Lascoutx

    …author needs Shrunken White, ah, Strunk and White, verbiage repellant. good news.
    the paste and stink biz will have a new voodoo doll, rather than their present obscenity
    of mammalian holocaust.

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  23. Curt Oleski

    yuo people will cry aBOUT ANYTHING.. heres a great study and you complain about how the article is written . your dumb. I typed this was to make you even more mad !

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    • bodiethebulldog

      I totally agree!!! Oh, and it’s “You’re” dumb 😉

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      • smileysue74

        sorry.. i meant to say that I almost soiled my undies bc of that impromptu spelling lesson… hahaha..

      • smileysue74

        oh and by the way.. alternative testing has been available for 20+ years and the US doesn’t required cosmetic testing yet it’s done anyway bc we have SOME SICK, TWISTED MUTHERF*CKERS IN THIS WORLD THAT GET OFF BY TORTURING ANIMIALS!!! I remember my debates back in college when I was 16(I’m 40 now) citing the agarose diffusion method, computer assimilation, etc.. sick bastards…

  24. ardeth01

    Glad to hear of this breakthrough as an animal advocate, although I agree with Anon that it’s written quite poorly, as if English is the author’s second language.

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  25. Anon

    Is English the writer’s first language? Because it definitely doesn’t sound like it. This article is extremely poorly written, and does the author have ANY scientific background? Because again, nothing in the article suggests that the author can even spell science, much less understand it. Finally, the article has a lot of words but says nothing. I hope that writing is ‘not a day job’ for the author, because they should find a new one.

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    • smileysue74

      Wow, guys.. more importantly and not pointed out was the lack of references or specific data results.. He didn’t even bother to make up some percentages to use as his statistics.. hahahah.. sorry, I’m drunk.. but.. really though.. for all we know this was a school assignment.. Sorry, I take that back.. jaimie is probably an intern.. and all of her other articles seem to be about electronics so my mind is swimmming with a million different scenarios that could explain how poorly this article was written.. shit.. drunk commenting again is counterproductive and i’ wont be a part.. any more.. im going so good bye

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      • DrJoe

        This is an article to sell add space as are 90% of the articles found on Google news. Wake up. There should be a way to filter these out and there probably is. But that wouldn’t sell add space.

      • smileysue74

        Omg, holy gee, YOU’RE RIGHT !!! Like, duh… right? I feel so dumb right now… I’d like to use my “i was drunk” card now, please.

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