Fail Safe Cell Therapy


An official American Thoracic Society workshop report: stem cells and cell therapies in lung biology and diseases.

Daniel J Weiss, Daniel Chambers, Adam Giangreco, Armand Keating, Darrell Kotton, Peter I Lelkes, Darcy E Wagner, Darwin J Prockop, ATS Subcommittee on Stem Cells and Cell Therapies.
Ann Am Thorac Soc 2015 Apr;12(4):S79-97 April 2015

…review the current understanding of the role of stem and progenitor cells in lung repair after injury and to review the current status of cell therapy and ex vivo bioengineering approaches for lung diseases. These are all rapidly expanding areas of study that both provide further insight into and challenge traditional views of mechanisms of lung repair after injury and pathogenesis of several lung diseases. The goals of the conference were to summarize the current state of the field, discuss and debate current controversies, and identify future research directions and opportunities for both basic and translational research in cell-based therapies for lung diseases….


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