Could stem cells help patients with the novel coronavirus disease COVID-19?
It’s hard to say at this point. Is it worth doing trials during the outbreak to find out?
Three new clinical studies have popped up on Clinicaltrials.gov investigating the potential of stem cells to help patients infected with the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Update, the number of trials on Clinicaltrials.gov is now five as of March 1, 2020.
These stem cell COVID-19 studies are part of a tally of 80 or more new clinical trials to tackle the new viral illness. That number is likely to go over 100 soon.