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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

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.

Researchers Discover New Type Of Spinal Cord Stem Cell

Researchers Discover New Type Of Spinal Cord Stem Cell

A team of researchers may have found a potential treatment approach using stem cells for conditions that affect the spinal cord or the central nervous system. They have discovered a type of spinal cord cell that can function as a stem cell. This can be sued to help regenerate damaged portions of the spinal cord

New Cell Transplantation Procedure For Future MS Treatment

New Cell Transplantation Procedure For Future MS Treatment

A patent for a new cell transplantation procedure was granted to the University of South Florida’s Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair seen to be developed into treating certain neuro-degenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis. The said procedure involved combining human umbilical cord blood cells or HUCB and “mannitol”, a sugar-alcohol compound. The new procedure provides