At the time of writing this column, Reid had started his PhD in biomedical engineering at Vanderbilt University. He used an engineering approach to research pulmonary hypertension. Reid has CF, and finds much of his drive by experiencing both the research and patient aspects of cystic fibrosis. Reid has also served as a director at the U.S. Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association.
“Brennen Reeves just wanted to be normal. The only problem: the fatal lung disease, cystic fibrosis. The only solution: a double lung transplant. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this solo show is ... Read more
My last four articles have highlighted various stem cell types and their potential therapeutic application for those with cystic fibrosis (CF). However, the next logical question to ask is ... Read more
My last two articles have highlighted how Embryonic Stem Cells (ESCs), Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs), and Gestational Stem Cells have shaped regenerative medicine research for patients with cystic ... Read more
Since I’ve started writing for Cystic Fibrosis News Today, I’ve received many messages and e-mails regarding the state of stem cell research and its impact on cystic fibrosis. Unfortunately, ... Read more
In diseases like cystic fibrosis, the lungs undergo constant healing and remodeling due to chronic infections. To better understand the repair mechanisms the lungs go through in diseases like ... Read more
Despite major progress made in medicine, current treatments are increasingly unable to meet patient needs in a wide range of diseases. As our population ages, medicine is confronted with a ... Read more
Reid D’Amico is a biomedical engineering PhD student with Cystic Fibrosis. He is currently pursuing PhD research to combine both engineering and pulmonary research, an emerging branch of regenerative medicine that he ... Read more