Artificial lab-grown skin that grows hair and perspires could cancel out animal testing in cosmetics via GLOBAL COSMETICS NEWS

5 April 2016

April 4, 2016 Written by 

A team of scientists in Japan has successfully created an artificial skin that can sweat and grow hair, using stem cells from mice gums. In the future, the development could be used to create realistic skin samples for cosmetic companies to test their products on.

Bioengineers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB), alongside other organizations, produced the complex skin tissue and implanted it into living mice with supressed immune systems. Following this, the tissue then created proper connections with muscles and nerve fibres.

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