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HOW STEM CELLS COULD HELP TREAT PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA

Posted on: December 2, 2011


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.

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