I just saw this video on the Popsci website and thought it would be nice eye candy for the American Biotechnologist readership. To recap, Dr. Laura Niklason’s lab at Yale University stripped down a lung to its basic infrastructure, then repopulate it with fresh, lab-grown cells. The research first appeared in a 1999 Science paper, in another Science article this past summer and was written up (along with advances in other tissue engineering studies) in a Wall Street Journal article on June 25th. I’m not sure how Popsci determined to write about it once again this past week, but the video sure is cool and worth sharing!
If you have trouble playing the video, click here.
An un-narrated version (but a bit more detailed) can be found on youtube courtesy of Labspaces (and Yale University).
I definitely recommend checking out the labspaces post. Their posts are usually interesting and pretty well written.