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New Lung “Organoids” In a Dish Mimic Features of Full-Size Lung

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have developed three-dimensional lung bud "organoids" from human pluripotent stem cells. The "mini organs" could be used to model lung diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and respiratory syncytial virus infection.

The research was carried out in the laboratory of Hans-Willem Snoeck, who is a professor of Medicine in Microbiology & Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center.

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