Medical research

Chronic lung disease treatment hits speed bump

A promising avenue of research into chronic lung disease treatment has hit a speed bump, with a new study showing that 3D manufacturing mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may not be the panacea hoped for by researchers.

Oncology & Cancer

Double lung transplant saves US man with terminal cancer

US doctors announced Thursday they had successfully performed a double lung transplant on a patient with terminal lung cancer, giving new hope to others who also are in advanced stages of the deadly disease.

Medical research

Damaged lungs breathe life into COVID research

A small black lump, about an inch or so in width, rests on the bottom of a sealed plastic container. It doesn't look like much—in fact, it doesn't look like anything. But this little black lump has untold potential, full ...

Medical research

Creating universal blood-type organs for transplant

A study published in Science Translational Medicine performed at the Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories and UHN's Ajmera Transplant Center has proved that it is possible to convert blood type safely in donor organs ...

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