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Genetics

12 May 2011

First human lung stem cell found

US researchers said they have identified for the first time human lung stem cells that are self-renewing and could offer important clues for treating chronic lung diseases.

US researchers said they have identified for the first time human lung stem cells that are self-renewing and could offer important clues for treating chronic lung diseases.

"The discovery of this stem cell has the potential to offer those who suffer from chronic lung diseases a totally novel treatment option by regenerating or repairing damaged areas of the lung."

 

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