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Stem cells help lung sufferers breathe easier

Australian researchers have just found a way to use stem cells to reduce injury and scarring in the lung and even generate new lung cells.

Lead researcher, associated professor Yuben Moodley from the University of Western Australia, said the investigation could provide hope for patients suffering from lung damage.

In Australia, one in four are affected by serious lung conditions. Globally, lung diseases cause many deaths and disabilities, with most lung conditions responding poorly to traditional medicines. “Cellular therapies, although in the early stages of development, may form a vital part of future life-saving treatments.” Moodley said.  To read the full news story click here

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