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Scientists believe they've discovered stem cells in the lung that can make a wide variety of the organ's tissues, a finding that might open new doors for treating emphysema and other diseases.
When these human cells were injected into mice, they showed their versatility by rebuilding airways, air sacs and blood vessels within two weeks. One expert called that "amazing."
scientists will first look at isolating the cells from a patient, multiplying them in the laboratory, and then injecting them back into the patient's lung.
The mouse experiments showed "the cells are smarter than we are," able to build normal lung structures in an injured lung, he said.
Originally posted by Zippidee
this might be some shining hope for all of the children diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis!
For their sake I pray that this comes to be and that the technology does not get squashed by the big Pharms!