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Salk research

An interesting bit in the article is:

"the immune system attacks oligodendrocytes"

I've seen this theory elsewhere. I'm not sure if it means at the same time as the attacks on the myelin sheath, or rather that the destruction of the oligodendrocytes leads to problems with the myelin sheath which then leads to further attacks ??????????


http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j14 ... 5&w=464753
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SCT India

I thought there was this topic from a couple of weeks back but I can't find it.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nation ... 0093.story
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Harvard researchers find how to turn on brain stem cells

I, for one, welcome our new mice overlords.

http://www.bizjournals.com/masshightech ... ily60.html

Harvard Medical School scientists have discovered molecules in the brain that can turn stem cells into neurons and repair damaged tissue, which could lead to new treatments for such conditions as Alzheimer's disease and spinal cord injuries.

The research behind the discovery was done at Harvard's Schepens Eye Research Institute, where scientists found that stem cells are ubiquitous ...
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Another myelin disease

Not MS but disease involving myelin, involves mice, but shows some promise.


http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j14 ... 3&w=464753
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2 stories: Stroke Trial Begins & Research Award

Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. Announces Enrollment of the First Patient in its REGENESIS Phase IIb Stroke Trial

CALGARY, ALBERTA, May 28, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) ----Stem Cell Therapeutics Corp. ("SCT") (TSX VENTURE: SSS) is pleased to announce the enrollment of the first patient in its REGENESIS Phase IIb stroke trial. The REGENESIS trial is a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase IIb clinical trial for SCT's lead program, NTx-265, for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. ...
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Cord Blood

If you had children fairly recently, did you choose to save the cord blood?

Why or why not? Would you with future children?

I confess I know very little about stem cells and MS, but I am intrigued by the possibility of doing this with my future children.
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Stem Cell Therapies

I spent less than 20k in Thailand, here is the letter I sent them when I got home.

Thank you for the medical care that I received during the stem cell procedure in Bangkok, Thailand. The doctors were the highest professional level. The science was advance. Your team's gentleness and care made it much easier than I experienced in any other medical or hospital facility outside Thailand.

I must admit that at first I had ...
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HSCT shows signs of restoring nerves

I think this is the same Canadian team that Bromley has been posting about, but with an emphasis on repair that I haven't seen before, (I've probably just missed it). The fact that improvement has taken two years to show somehow makes it seem more credible: a friend of mine had a nerve transplant in his arm which took two years to connect – and that, of course, was his peripheral nervous system – professor ...
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UK to allow use of hybrid embryos

The British parliament has voted to allow the use of hybrid embryos in order to advance stem cell research. It's a subject that raises blood pressure in lots of people, but I agree with the man who said, " try everything":
MPs vote to allow scientists use hybrid embryos for Stem Cell research
Scientists have been given the green light to use animal-human hybrid embryos for medical research after MPs yesterday resisted calls for ...
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Interferon and stem cells

It's what we've all been dreaming of: a way to combine one of the most promising future MS treatments with the crap we're currently stuck with!


Stem cell based delivery of IFN-beta reduces relapses in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis.

J Neuroimmunol. 2008 May 7
Makar TK, Trisler D, Bever CT, Goolsby JE, Sura KT, Balasubramanian S, Sultana S, Patel N, Ford D, Singh IS, Gupta A, Valenzuela RM, Dhib-Jalbut S.
VA Maryland Healthcare System, Baltimore, MD ...
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