Engineered Pig Lung Tranplant ‘A Success’

Researchers report lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure.

This line of research on bioengineered lungs could eventually lead to more options for people who need a lung transplant, according to the team at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The number of people who need lung transplants has increased while the number of available transplantable organs has decreased.

Lungs suitable for transplant are in short supply and the study is a significant step forward in finding an alternative solution. The scientists thought it may be somewhere around 5 to 10 years before you will see someone actually get a bioengineered lung. The information came from Science News, to  read the whole story visit tinyurl.com/ydacrp3h

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