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Doctors 'grow' human lungs in fish tank

(Houston Chronicle) Doctors at the [University] of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston say they have discovered how to grow human lungs. It's a move that could eventually save the lives of hundreds of people waiting for lung transplants…
Their method recycles old lungs which have been deemed too damaged for transplant, perhaps from someone who died in a high trauma accident like a car crash.
The remaining cells are stripped away to form what is like a lung skeleton. Then cells from another old lung are attached and the growing process can begin taking place in much the same way as a baby growing in a uterus. A new set of lungs can be ready within four or five weeks.
Doctors say the breakthrough came last year when one of the team managed to successfully grow a lung in a fish tank that was adapted to form a psuedo womb.
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