Cell therapy for lung disease? Proof-of-concept study shows promise

Many serious pulmonary diseases, including genetic lung diseases, lack an effective treatment other than the most extreme: lung transplant. A team at Boston Children’s Hospital envisions a much better option: cell therapy, using lung stem cells created from patients’ own cells to repair or replace damaged lung tissue. For patients with genetic lung diseases, the cells could even be genetically corrected before the treatment.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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