Limbic chat: Stem cells look promising for asthma

Chrishan Samuel is an Associate Professor from the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University.

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Australian research has shown that induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived mesenchymal stem cells can help regenerate damaged lung tissue in an experimental model of asthma. The study found that the stem cells could tackle asthma on multiple levels – reducing inflammation, reversing signs of airway remodelling, and normalising airway hyperresponsiveness. The researchers said mesenchymal stem cells ...

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