“…Thinking outside the stem cell box, two teams have now explored alternative paths towards repairing damaged tissue, both inside and outside the body. The first, published in Nature, found that a tiny genetic drug fully restored heart function in a pig after an experimental heart attack.

The second study, outlined in Nature Communications, explores a radically different approach that restores damaged lungs, which can then be used for tissue transplantation. To address the pressing need for donor lungs, Dr. Matt Bachetta at Vanderbilt University and colleagues from Columbia University developed a new protocol that not only keeps donor pig lungs alive, but also repairs any damage sustained during the extraction process so that the organs meet every single criterion for transplantation…”

For more: https://singularityhub.com/2019/05/23/new-progress-in-stem-cell-free-regenerative-medicine/