Certain Lung Cells Seen to Reverse Emphysema in Preclinical Study

Certain Lung Cells Seen to Reverse Emphysema in Preclinical Study

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Certain Lung Cells Seen to Reverse Emphysema in Preclinical Study

Injecting mice with healthy lung endothelial cells — specialized cells lining the inside of blood vessels — prevented, and in some cases reversed, lung damage associated with emphysema, a severe form of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in a recent study. The study, “Reversal of emphysema by restoration of pulmonary endothelial cells,” was published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine. COPD is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the airways. While its specific cause remains…

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