The USA is so far behind the rest of the world it scares me. The lungs are the greediest of all of the organs in the body for stem cells. ALI, COPD, etc have been treated around the world with adult stem cells for a long time now. There was even a clinical trial in Dresden on 86 human patients –
“Acute Lung Injury After Allogeneic Transplantation – Diagnosis and Early Treatment”
Enrollment: 86 Study Start Date: December 2001 Primary Completion Date: August 2005 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
…and the US is just barely putting a toe in the water with mouse studies? It’s time to CATCH UP!
Stem Cell Therapy May Offer Hope For Acute Lung Injury
ScienceDaily (Oct. 28, 2009) — Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown that adult stem cells from bone marrow can prevent acute lung injury in a mouse model of the disease.
Their results are reported online in the October issue of the journal Stem Cells.
Acute lung injury (ALI) is responsible for an estimated 74,500 deaths in the U.S. each year. ALI can be caused by any major inflammation or injury to the lungs and is a major cause of death in patients in hospital ICUs. There is no effective drug treatment…
Except for adult stem cell treatments outside the US which you can find here – TREATMENT INFO NOW