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    Jessica Colarossi is a science writer for The Brink. She graduated with a BS in journalism from Emerson College in 2016, with focuses on environmental studies and publishing. While a student, she interned at ThinkProgress in Washington, D.C., where she wrote over 30 stories, most of them relating to climate change, coral reefs, and women’s health. Profile

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There are 11 comments on BU Researchers See Future Where Lung Disease Is Treatable, and Damaged Lungs Are Regenerated

  1. My husband was just diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. After years of testing and being misdiagnosed with crohns disease and then switching medical systems and doctors. We are praying for a cure.

  2. Being diagnosed with IPF on August 2018 and now on Esbriet three times per day. Struggling with shortness of breath. I wish you speedy success for the sake of the thousands who suffer from different lung diseases.

  3. Watching my father suffer from sarcoidosis that he contracted from agent orange poisoning in Vietnam, lung damage is a horrifying and slow death. Now my brother age 41, has been fighting his COPD lung disease for six years now. He is one of the most gentle souls I know. As I write this, he is currently back in the ICU. I pray that he lives long enough for a second chance like this would provide.

  4. Programs like these need to be expedited immediately! China has been doing this for years! Doctors are not being the voice of their patients! Big Pharmaceuticals & FDA rule what meds are allowed to us! Doctors don’t help patients to get into clinical trials! They are mortified if you ask for help. They don’t feel comfortable prescribing non-fda approved drug or to be involved in a trial! I’ve been fighting since 2015 with this broken medical system! I’m now doing stem cell therapy at a great financial cost! We need this therapy now & not years down the road through excessive testing! For God’s sake these patients only have at most 5 years to live!!! Now doctors are telling me that I need a lung transplant!!! That there’s no proof in stem cell therapy for lung disease! I disagree with them! I had stem cells 3 weeks ago. My lung function test today increased from a 40 to 53 on forced ventilation capacity! Now I can participate in clinical trials with these higher fvc numbers. I believe in stem cell therapy. My stem cell doctor in North Florida used to be a transplant surgeon. He told me that surgery opens up a new world of problems! It would be so very easy for stem cell therapy regenerate lungs & cure lung disease! But there’s no money in it for big pharma! That’s the name of the game Power & Money! I’m a registered nurse. Yes I’m angry & disappointed in the medical system. Ihave sarcoidosis. There hasn’t been a new drug developed for this disease since 1954!!!Why? Big Pharmaceuticals didn’t see a profit in it at that time! It’s going to take citizens to protest against big pharmaceuticals & FDA to get stem cell therapy regeneration for lung disease front & center. Please give patients a fighting chance……..

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