Premature babies have an increased risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a serious lung disease, which is a major cause of death and lifelong complications. Researchers have conducted a Phase I clinical trial to assess the safety and efficacy of stem cell therapies in premature babies to prevent or treat BPD. The results showed an reduction in the severity of the disease.
Dr Park said “These findings strongly suggest that phase II clinical trials are warranted to test the efficacy of mesencyhmal stem cell transplantation, which could lead to new therapies to prevent or cure BPD.”
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