stem cell transplant for bronchiectasis

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Hi all. Just a little teeny weeny bit of good news. On bronchiectasis weekly this week a report on stem cell therapy.

​Scientists took a bronchiectasis patients stem cells and multiplied them. They then transplanted them back  in to the patient, and after 3 weeks seen some improvement. The improvement continued and after some months they found that new healthy bronchial tissue replaced the damaged tissue and made the bronchial walls firmer which reduced mucus build up and therefore infections. They reckon in 5 years time it may be the this process is used as a first line treatment for Bronchiectasis patients. They did the same and got similar results with alveoli tissue for those with other kinds of copd.

This surely is a ray of hope for us?


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