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Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

Human lung organoids will help scientists learn more about lung diseases, test new drugs

Lung Organoid
Scientists, led by the , coax to form mini lungs, 3-D structures that mimic and survived in the lab for 100 days.
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The research has gained support from the National Heart, Lung and (NHLBI), the and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), the March of Dimes and the U-M’s Center for Organogenesis and Biological Sciences Scholars Program (BSSP).

Reference: “In vitro generation of human pluripotent stem cell derived lung organoids,” eLife, DOI:10.7554/eLife.05098.001

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