Stem cells for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Posted by jelrog @jelrog, Feb 13, 2017

Has anyone heard about stem cell implants for pulmonary fibrosis?

I talked with them several times and was told that Mayo does not have stem cell therapy/treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. I am also in the data base but have never been contacted regarding resesrc Studies.

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@wba3721

I talked with them several times and was told that Mayo does not have stem cell therapy/treatment for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. I am also in the data base but have never been contacted regarding resesrc Studies.

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@wba3721 I'm glad you called. I'm sure that they explained that Lung Regeneration is a focus area of study at Mayo Clinic. Regenerative medicine has the potential to provide innovative new therapies for people with lung diseases, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary arterial hypertension and bronchiolitis obliterans. Researchers have only recently moved from animal models and Mayo Clinic investigators are now attempting to recellularize human lungs. It is still very early days, which is exciting, yet disappointing I'm sure.

You can read more here: https://www.mayo.edu/research/centers-programs/center-regenerative-medicine/focus-areas/lung-regeneration

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