New Approach Shows Regeneration of Severely Damaged Lungs

Lung transplantation, the only life-saving therapy for an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease, is severely limited by the number of available donor organs. Currently, up to 80% of donor lungs are rejected for serious but potentially reversible injuries. Since the beginning of transplantation in 1960s, clinicians and scientists have been trying to address the critical shortage of donor organs.

 

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