Journal des maladies et soins respiratoires cliniques : accès libre

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Stem Cell Research and Lung Regeneration: A Promising Frontier in Respiratory Medicine


Dong Wenbin

The human respiratory system is a marvel of biological engineering, allowing us to breathe effortlessly and efficiently. However, lung diseases and disorders can significantly compromise our ability to breathe, leading to serious health issues and even death. While medical advancements have made remarkable strides in treating respiratory conditions, there remains a significant unmet need for effective therapies. Stem cell research and lung regeneration have emerged as a promising frontier in respiratory medicine, offering hope for patients with debilitating lung diseases. Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the unique ability to transform into various specialized cell types. They serve as the body's natural repair and regeneration system, replenishing damaged or aging cells in different tissues and organs. In the context of lung regeneration, researchers focus on two main types of stem cells: embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells.

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