How Stem Cell Therapy Works to Ease COPD Described in Study

How Stem Cell Therapy Works to Ease COPD Described in Study

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How Stem Cell Therapy Works to Ease COPD Described in Study

Treatment with human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) results in a strong, but temporary, reduction in pro-inflammatory molecules involved in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to data from a Phase 1 clinical trial involving nine COPD patients. Notably, molecules directly produced by MSCs were identified as potential drivers of these anti-inflammatory effects. These findings help in understanding how MSC-based therapies may benefit people, and suggest “that frequent, perhaps weekly doses, may be important to achieve clinical…

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