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Rats Breathe With Lab-Grown Lungs

 
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:52 am    Post subject: Rats Breathe With Lab-Grown Lungs
 
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For the first time, an animal has drawn a breath with lungs cultivated in the lab. Although preliminary, the results might eventually lead to replacement lungs for patients.

People whose lungs are failing because of diseases such as emphysema or cystic fibrosis face a grim outlook. Only 10% to 20% of patients who undergo lung transplants survive for 10 years, versus about 50% for heart recipients. Research to create new lungs in the lab has lagged because of their complex structure and multiple cell types, notes biomedical engineer Laura Niklason of Yale University.


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http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2010/06/rats-breathe-with-lab-grown-lung.html





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