Lungs produce blood

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Lungs produce blood

#1  Postby the_5th_ape » Mar 25, 2017 7:12 am

Our lungs may be doing much more than just helping us breathe. A series of experiments on mice, carried out by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has revealed that these organs play a crucial role in blood production — a function that had hitherto been ascribed solely to the bone marrow.

The findings, described in a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, could have major implications for patients suffering from blood disorders like thrombocytopenia — caused due to a low platelet count.


http://www.ibtimes.com/what-do-lungs-do ... od-2513721
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#2  Postby crank » Mar 25, 2017 11:03 pm

It's surprising some of the things that they're still finding out about. One of the scientists has the best name ever, Dr. Looney.
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#3  Postby chairman bill » Mar 26, 2017 9:04 am

I've known this for years. Just watch Hollywood - someone gets shot in the stomach, they cough up blood
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