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Premature Babies Build Lungs with Stem Cells

Posted by taylor@stemsave.com on Jun 6, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Dr. Bernard Thébaud at the Ottawa Hospital in Canada has been researching the application of mesenchymal stem cells to treat bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a disorder found in nearly half of the infants born before 28 weeks’ gestation. Given that the lungs are the last organs to develop, premature babies suffer from a variety of respiratory ailments, and this deficiency leads to problems with the brain and eyesight as well. Showing promising results in reduction of inflammation and tissue repair in mice subjects, Dr. Thébaud's team has been given a grant to begin clinical trials with 10 to 15 prematurely born patients. The trials are expected to commence within the next two years.

                                          

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Topics: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, regenerative medicine, respiratory deficiencies, premature babies

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