It sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel — a microchip that rescues injured or failing organs. As CBS2’s Dr. Max Gomez reported Tuesday, the breakthrough in regenerative medicine is actually being tested right now. One of the hottest areas of medical research is using cells instead of drugs to treat diseases and injuries. But cellular therapies require finding

or making the right type of cells, which can be difficult. It turns out the body can do it on its own, with a little high-tech help. The device is only about the size of a cufflink, but what it could represent is enormous. In a laboratory at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, researchers demonstrated how it reprograms cells. The chip is simply placed on an injured part of the body and a small electrical current is applied. READ MORE