The human body has two lungs that help us breathe. The lungs are responsible for bringing oxygen to the blood while removing carbon dioxide.
Chronic respiratory lung diseases that cause breathing difficulties, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year. However, little is known about the mechanisms controlling lung cell regeneration following injury or infection.
reNEW researchers use patient derived adult stem cell-based modelling to better understand the regenerative properties of the lung’s epithelial cells. These models will be used to develop novel therapies and treatments for conditions such as asthma and COPD.