Precision-cut lung slices are very thin slices of lung tissue that can be kept alive in culture outside of the body and studied as a model for a variety of chronic pulmonary diseases. Unfortunately, slices alone are only viable for about a week, which is not enough time to study disease mechanisms and treatment. The
Duncan Davis-Hall, MS; Vy Nguyen, BS; Tyler D’Ovidio, BS; Ethan Tsai, PhD; Ganna Bilousova, PhD; and Chelsea M. Magin, PhD https://doi.org/10.1002/adbi.201900022 Check out the Magin Lab’s first primary research article, published recently in Advanced Biosystems and featured on the journal’s cover! This is the culmination of Duncan Davis-Hall’s work as a Master’s student in
Our review in APJ-Lung highlights how advances in lung tissue characterization reveal dynamic changes in the structure, mechanics and composition of the extracellular matrix in chronic pulmonary diseases, and how this information paves the way for tissue-informed engineering of more organotypic models of human pathology. We envision that engineering strategies using precision biomaterials and advanced
We are excited to announce that this week Ethan and Vy started synthesizing new materials!