PHOTOS: American Scientists Finally Made Human Lungs

Date: 17-02-2014 9:44 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Juliet Lindsay
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For the first time, scientists in the US have successfully created human lungs in a lab, an exciting step forward in regenerative medicine. "It's so darn cool. It's been science fiction and we're moving into science fact," said a researcher at University of Texas Medical Branch, identified as Joan Nichols.

If the lungs work, they could help the more than 1,600 people awaiting a lung transplant. Lungs are one of the many body parts being manufactured in the lab. Parts, such as tracheas and livers, are even further along.

"Whole-organ engineering is going to work as a solution to the organ donor shortage."

This is according to Dr. Stephen Badylak, deputy director of McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.


The researchers in Texas started with lungs from two children who'd died from trauma, most likely a car accident, Nichols said. Their lungs were too damaged to be used for transplantation, but they did have some healthy tissue.

They took one of the lungs and stripped away nearly everything, leaving a scaffolding of collagen and elastin.

The scientists took cells from the other lung and put them on the scaffolding. They immersed the structure in a large chamber filled with a liquid "resembling Kool-Aid,", which provided nutrients for the cells to grow.

After about four weeks, an engineered human lung emerged. Wow! medical researchers are really going far.


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- Shegzan at 17-02-2014 10:30 PM (6 years ago)
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Dey can alwz try dia best... Buh dey can neva succeed in creatin a human being!! God's glory can't be shared...!

Posted: at 17-02-2014 10:30 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lateef67 at 17-02-2014 10:55 PM (6 years ago)
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Uncomperable wt GOD ,ALLAHU AKBAR
Posted: at 17-02-2014 10:55 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Larry28 at 17-02-2014 11:30 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmmm
Posted: at 17-02-2014 11:30 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- omomalaga1 at 18-02-2014 12:08 AM (6 years ago)
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Good development, to God be the glory he created the brain.
Posted: at 18-02-2014 12:08 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dabuzz at 18-02-2014 01:09 AM (6 years ago)
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nice one
Posted: at 18-02-2014 01:09 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- EmekaBlue at 18-02-2014 01:48 AM (6 years ago)
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haha Grin
Posted: at 18-02-2014 01:48 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- EmekaBlue at 18-02-2014 01:49 AM (6 years ago)
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smokers can now buy new lungs
Posted: at 18-02-2014 01:49 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gbojac at 18-02-2014 02:11 AM (6 years ago)
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Why ?
Posted: at 18-02-2014 02:11 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- pharjay at 18-02-2014 02:31 AM (6 years ago)
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This is amazing
Posted: at 18-02-2014 02:31 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- flexy4real247 at 18-02-2014 07:16 AM (6 years ago)
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It can never last since its man made. If it's not Godly made then it's bound to fail within the shortest possible time.
Posted: at 18-02-2014 07:16 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- osamabinladin at 18-02-2014 08:12 AM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes
Posted: at 18-02-2014 08:12 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dareper at 18-02-2014 09:19 AM (6 years ago)
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Hmmm, who them go use test am? Make them use ajanni
Posted: at 18-02-2014 09:19 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PeacetoU at 18-02-2014 10:15 AM (6 years ago)
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I actually thought they originally created the lung not knowing that they adjusted and recreated it from the one already created from God. Man can only recreat from already created things but cannot create.
Posted: at 18-02-2014 10:15 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Wysetots at 18-02-2014 10:48 AM (6 years ago)
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Good
Posted: at 18-02-2014 10:48 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- orekiata at 18-02-2014 04:12 PM (6 years ago)
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Great news, I pray it works God has given man ability to recreate.
Posted: at 18-02-2014 04:12 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ObyWBabaK at 18-02-2014 04:14 PM (6 years ago)
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 Shocked
Posted: at 18-02-2014 04:14 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- juddycoil at 18-02-2014 07:45 PM (6 years ago)
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Hmm good davelopment
Posted: at 18-02-2014 07:45 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Lekan22 at 19-02-2014 11:10 AM (6 years ago)
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ok
Posted: at 19-02-2014 11:10 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Dynamond at 21-02-2014 12:18 PM (6 years ago)
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Hahahaha! Rubber lungs, yeye people. Dey won make artificial parts of d body? Why not artificial genes? Never!
Posted: at 21-02-2014 12:18 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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