A hospital in Cleveland is conducting a stem cell trial in adults with cystic fibrosis, reports P&T Community. 

The stem cells are donated by adult volunteers who go through a rigorous screening process. In the current study, patients with CF will receive the cells through intravenous infusions.

“Once in the patient’s body, the stem cells track to the area where there is a significant amount of inflammation, and they take up residence there. The stem cells then respond to the environment and hopefully reverse some of the abnormalities,” Chmiel said. “We hope in future studies to demonstrate that the stem cells reduce the infection and inflammation and return the lungs to a more-normal state.”

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