Human lung organoids will help scientists learn more about lung diseases, test new drugs
Scientists, led by the University of Michigan Medical School, coax stem cells to form mini lungs, 3-D structures that mimic human lungs and survived in the lab for 100 days.
Credit: University of Michigan Health System
The research has gained support from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive 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