NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Takes First Step Towards Lung Regeneration
NYSCF – Druckenmiller Fellow Alumnus Dr. Bi-Sen Ding, of Weill Cornell Medical College, published in Nature Cell Biology on his latest work studying lung tissue regeneration. The researchers discovered that platelets trigger lung cell regeneration through a chemical signaling cascade. Further, they confirmed their results by showing diminished cell regeneration with a lack of platelets or the initial chemical signal from the platelets.
This research demonstrates an initial step towards full lung regeneration capabilities and, more immediately, provides a biological target niche for lung regenerative therapies and enhancement.