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Rats Breathe Air From Lungs Grown In the Lab

June 24th, 2010 06:23 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

cremeglace writes “‘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. Researchers at Yale University have successfully applied a technique called decellularization that involves using detergent to remove all of the cells from an organ, leaving a scaffold consisting of the fibrous material between cells.”

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