December 3, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

3 min read

Where do things stand today for using stem cells to treat COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a relatively common, often debilitating illness, which has a major impact on the people of the world. In the US alone, COPD costs the country almost $50 billion a year not to mention untold suffering. Most of us know someone who has COPD, which is an umbrella term that includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Researchers are still investigating the causes, but two big ones are smoking …Read More