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Lungs are unique that can regenerate iself after an injury

Lung diseases are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, after cardiovascular diseases and cancer. The lungs are unique in that they can regenerate after an injury, which could permit this pulmonary ability to be used to regenerate damaged lung tissue. A recent study (Nature Medicine 20; 822-832, 2014) evaluated this capacity for regeneration in a review that tackled this subject in depth. Advances made in this field, and discussed in this review, shed light on new techniques that could be used in the regeneration of damaged lungs, an encouraging prospect.

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