Cell Regeneration And Repair In The Adult Lung

Grant number: 400323

Abstract

Fibrtic lung diseases are a major health burden, and are a leading causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide. These diseases are effectively incurable, and a considerable number eventually require lung transplants. As such these diseases are prime candidates for stem cell therapies to regenerate and repair the lung. However, the lack of knowledge about the precise identity, organisation and regulation of these cells; how to deliver them effectively to the damaged lung; and how to pre-condition their site of lodgement to best harness their potential. This project aims to address these issues. We have recently identified a rare population of cells in the adult mouse lung which has a number o..

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