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A Mammal Lung, in 3-D

October 2, 2012

a 3D rendering of a mammal lung A University of Iowa-led research team has created the most detailed, 3-D rendering of a key region of a mammal lung. The model is important because it can help scientists understand where and how lung diseases emerge, as well as advance how drugs are delivered through the respiratory system. Results appear in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Full Story

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