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August 2012

Is a regenerative approach viable for the treatment of COPD?

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Br J Pharmacol. 2011 May;163(1):106-15. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01246.x. Treatment of COPD Is a regenerative approach viable for the treatment of COPD? Hind M, Maden M. Source Royal Brompton Hospital, National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College, London, UK. m.hind@imperial.ac.uk Abstract Degenerative lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are…

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Stem cells and chronic lung disease

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Annu Rev Med. 2007;58:285-98. Stem cells and chronic lung disease. Gomperts BN, Strieter RM. Source Mattel Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, Mississsippi 90095, USA. bgomperts@mednet.ucla.edu Abstract Stem cells have been shown to contribute to the repair…

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Cell based therapy for COPD

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[Article in Japanese] Kubo H. Source Department of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Tohoku University Hospital. Abstract To develop a new cell based therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), we need to understand 1) the role of tissue-specific and bone marrow-derived stem cells, 2) extracellular matrix, and 3) growth factors. Recently,…

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Transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells embedded in Atelocollagen gel to the intervertebral disc: a potential therapeutic model for disc degeneration.

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Biomaterials. 2003 Sep;24(20):3531-41 Authors: Sakai D, Mochida J, Yamamoto Y, Nomura T, Okuma M, Nishimura K, Nakai T, Ando K, Hotta T Intervertebral disc degeneration is considered to be one of the major causes of low back pain. Despite this irreversible phenomenon, attempts to decelerate disc degeneration using various techniques…

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