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Interesting MS/stem page

Surfing around and found a page with a bunch of interesting stem stories, some alread in this forum, some not but the page is a fun read anyway.

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1405

:D
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MIT identifies cells for spinal-cord repair

MIT identifies cells for spinal-cord repair
Could lead to nonsurgical treatment for injuries

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A researcher at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory has pinpointed stem cells within the spinal cord that, if persuaded to differentiate into more healing cells and fewer scarring cells following an injury, may lead to a new, non-surgical treatment for debilitating spinal-cord injuries.

The work, reported in the July issue of the journal PLoS (Public Library of ...
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Purified stem cells restore muscle in mice with MD

http://www.sciencecentric.com/news/arti ... q=08071411

By injecting purified stem cells isolated from adult skeletal muscle, researchers have shown they can restore healthy muscle and improve muscle function in mice with a form of muscular dystrophy. Those muscle-building stem cells were derived from a larger pool of so-called satellite cells that normally associate with mature muscle fibres and play a role in muscle growth and repair.

In addition to their contributions to ...
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Adult stem cells reprogrammed in the brain

Adult stem cells reprogrammed in the brain, hopes for diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis
01 July 2008

In recent years, stem cell researchers have become very adept at manipulating the fate of adult stem cells cultured in the lab. Now, researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies achieved the same feat with adult neural stem cells still in place in the brain.

They successfully coaxed mouse brain stem cells bound to join the neuronal ...
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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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