How Stem Cells Work: Pulmonary First Pass Effect or Highway to the Lungs

POSTED ON 2/5/2014 IN Regenerative Medicine Education BY Christopher Centeno

How Stem Cells Work - Part 7

To continue our "How Stem cells Work" short format video series, this episode brings up the sticky issue of stem cells getting stuck. Stem cell therapies come in many forms, but a common one is IV injection of cells. Despite this, there's ample research to show that many of those stem cells will end up getting stuck in the lungs via a pulmonary first pass effect. In fact, very few will end up in areas like the joints or brain. This is my short video on the topic.

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