Image of the Day: Lungs Aglow

By first removing epithelial tissue from rat lungs while preserving their intricate vascular networks, scientists re-engineered healthy, working lung scaffolds.

The Scientist Staff
Sep 8, 2017

Video depicting the intact vascular network of a “de-epithelialized” rat lung, perfused with fluorescent microspheres for imaging and assessments of tissue integrityDORRELLO AND VUNJAK-NOVAKOVIC, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY See N.V. Dorrello et al., “Functional vascularized lung grafts for lung bioengineering,” Science Advances3:e1700521, 2017.

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