Stem Cells can heal damaged lungs

Embryonic stem cells can be used to repair damaged lung tissues in those with severe respiratory diseases.

Collectively,  diseases of the airways such as Emphysema,Bronchitis, Asthma, Cystic fibrosis are the second  leading cause of death world-wide.

Stem cells residing in the lungs are now found to be highly similar to the ones in the bone-marrow.This knowledge helps in stem-cells being used to cure lung damage.

The Deccan Herald

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