Web Desk: Researchers found that mouse skin could be used as blueprint to generate human skin organoids. The study suggested that mice hair skin is a potential cure for bladness.
Researchers have used stem cells from mice to develop a skin patch that is complete with hair follicles in a laboratory.
The skin tissue resembles natural hair more closely than existing models and may prove useful for testing drugs, understanding hair growth, and reducing the practice of animal testing.
In this research, scientist developed epidermis (upper) and dermis (lower) layers of skin, which grow together in a process that allows hair follicles to form the same way as they would in mouse’s body.
Assistant professor at the Indiana University said Karl Koehler said, “You can see the organoids with your naked eye”
“It looks like a little ball of pocket lint that floats around in the culture medium. The skin develops as a spherical cyst, and the hair follicles grow outward in all directions, like dandelion seed.”
Moreover he said, “It could be potentially a superior model for testing drugs, or looking at things like the development of skin cancers, within an environment that’s more representative of the in vivo microenvironment,”