New Lungs From a Lab

Scientists have used stem cells to grow lung cells, which means that we may soon have lung transplants from lungs grown in a lab.

“Following further laboratory tests, the researchers plan to use their findings to treat problems such as acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), a condition which causes the lining of the cells to fall off, and which currently kills many intensive care patients. By injecting stem cells that will become lung cells, they hope to be able to repopulate the lung lining.”

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