HOW STEM CELLS COULD HELP TREAT PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA
Posted December 2, 2011on:
Canadian research could lead to a breakthrough in the treatment of asthma. While it’s not a cure, it could be an improvement over current therapies. The key is stem cells. Researchers at the University of Alberta gave genetically engineered mice a stem cell byproduct. The substance opened airways, restored breathing and reduced inflammation to the lungs. The hope is to someday have a puffer with stem cell by products that would reduce asthma symptoms.