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Stem Cell Treatment More Effective In Severe MS

Stem Cell Treatment More Effective In Severe MS

Multiple sclerosis is a type of disease that experts say affects the body’s own immune system. It is characterized by a condition which causes the body’s own immune cells to start attacking the myelin found in nerve cells, the insulation that allows the cells to transmit signals from the central nervous system down to the

Scientists Getting Closer To Cell Therapy For MS

Scientists Getting Closer To Cell Therapy For MS

Multiple sclerosis is a disease that currently has no cure. Potential treatments to help manage the disease include stem cell therapy to replace or repair damaged cells. But so far, scientists find it a challenge to produce enough stem cells for treatment in order to help reverse the effects of MS. A recent study shows

Researchers Identify Master Switch For Myelination In Stem Cells

Researchers Identify Master Switch For Myelination In Stem Cells

Researchers from the University of Buffalo have identified a master switch that triggers the myelination process in the brain. This offers hope for people stricken with multiple sclerosis, a disease characterized by damage to the myelin sheath in nerve cells. The findings are published in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

MS Model Mice Regain Mobility After Stem Cell Treatment

MS Model Mice Regain Mobility After Stem Cell Treatment

Researchers from University of Utah and the University of California-Irvine and The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have shown in mice models of MS that implanting human stem cells into their spinal cords allowed them to run and walk. The results of the said study are published in the journal Stem Cell Reports. Multiple sclerosis is

Scientists Successfully Convert Umbilical Stem Cells Into Other Cells

Scientists Successfully Convert Umbilical Stem Cells Into Other Cells

Stem cell treatment is considered a controversial form of treatment in that it was once believed that it requires embryonic stem cells in order to be possible, which has become an issue of ethical debate. But not anymore. Researchers may have discovered a means to convert stem cells found in umbilical cords into other types

Researchers Find New Stem Cell Isolation Method For MS Treatment

Researchers Find New Stem Cell Isolation Method For MS Treatment

MS treatment using stem cells may become a very promising prospect in the very near future. This prospect may even be getting closer and closer as researchers are indicating that human clinical trials using stem cells to treat MS may not be that afar off. Researchers from the University of Buffalo and the University of