Research in lung regeneration

Mayo Clinic researchers study potential ways of using stem cell therapy, or regenerative medicine, to treat many lung conditions.

Researchers study many areas of lung regeneration, including studying how reprogrammed stem cells can be turned into specialized cells that can replace, repair or regenerate diseased lung cells.

Researchers study how to reprogram cells from a person's skin, bone marrow or lung into specialized cells in the laboratory. Researchers study how they can grow these cells and use the cells to repair or regenerate diseased lung cells. Also, researchers study the possibility of removing cells from a donor lung and replacing them with the recipient's regenerated cells before the recipient's lung transplant.