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A Shot to The Heart – SVF Makes Fat Good for Your Heart Again

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Mesenchymal stem cells(MSCs) have been shown through extensive research to be an abundant source of regenerative properties, and therefore God-sent to the field of regenerative medicine. MSCs are considered a “regenerative biologic agent” rather than a medicinal treatment or “drug,” owing to the unique ability to differentiate into various tissue…

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How Stem Cell Deployment May Help Manage COPD

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term encompassing a spectrum of different lung conditions, with chronic bronchitis at one end and emphysema at the other. Chronic bronchitis describes the chronic, ongoing inflammation of the lung’s airways with thickening and excessive mucus production and, perhaps, scarring; while emphysema describes…

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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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