Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Cardiac Repair

Javier Benitez Introduction: Myocardial Infarction (MI) is a major public health problem that results in cardiac remodeling and resulting impaired heart function. Current treatment aims to prevent maladaptive pathways, but not seek to compensate for the loss of myocardium1. The use of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) has proven to be…
Cardiology Stem Cells

Paracrine factors and mitochondrial transfer from mesenchymal stem cells ameliorate acute respiratory distress syndrome

Amanda Edinger Introduction: Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a lung condition characterized by bilateral lung infiltrates that results in hypoxia. ARDS can be secondary to a variety of disease processes or direct lung damage, however, the disease is characterized by diffuse alveolar damage leading to inefficient oxygen exchange between…
Respiratory Stem Cells