Lab-grown mini lungs successfully transplanted into mice

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Lab-grown mini lungs successfully transplanted into mice

Date:
November 8, 2016

Source:
University of Michigan Health System

Summary:
Scientists can now grow 3-D models of lungs from stem cells, creating new ways to study respiratory diseases, report scientists.

Exerpt:
Researchers at the University of Michigan have transplanted lab-grown mini lungs into immunosuppressed mice where the structures were able to survive, grow and mature.

"In many ways, the transplanted mini lungs were indistinguishable from human adult tissue," says senior study author Jason Spence, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the U-M Medical School.

The findings were published in eLife and described by authors as a potential new tool to study lung disease.

Source Article:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108124025.htm

If you read the whole thing you'll notice a significant barrier still exists, but the fact they've already come this far is incredibly cool.

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 How will you feel about

 How will you feel about unrestricted reproduction after science creates the Fountain of Youth?

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By the time that happens

By the time that happens overpopulation will be impossible. If you can make living organs that can be safety transplanted then you can make as much food as you like. Agricultural production will become an unnecessary industry.

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