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UK seminar

The UK MS Trust is hosting a seminar in London on stem cells and the future of MS research. Details as follows:

Stem cells and the future of MS research

An MS Trust event

Wednesday 6 September - 7pm
The Royal Society, London
Speakers:

Prof Alistair Compston - University of Cambridge

Prof Neil Scolding - University of Bristol

Chair:

Prof Alan Thompson - Institute of Neurology, London

The headline grabbing but unproven treatments that are ...
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Stem Cell Scam Arrest

http://tinyurl.com/ow9q8

Interpol officials have tracked down a Llandudno couple on the run from the FBI after being accused of running a huge medicinal stem cell scam while in the United States.

Stephen van Rooyen, 44, and his model girlfriend, Laura Brown, 35, of Fisherman's Walk in Llandudno, were wanted for allegedly offering useless drugs to terminally ill patients across the US and Europe.

Police spokesperson Elliot Sinyangana on Monday confirmed the couple were still at ...
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Stem cell article

MS mentioned at end of article.

According to the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the Immune Tolerance Network, who are sponsoring one trial, a pilot study found that 18 of 19 MS patients sta-bilised or improved after treatment
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I could live with stability and couild definitely live with improvement!

Ian



http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j598531394&w=464753
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Stem cell transplant for PPMS

Seems encouraging but of course nothing concrete yet...

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for progressive multiple sclerosis: report of efficacy and safety at three yr of follow up in 21 patients.

Ni XS, Ouyang J, Zhu WH, Wang C, Chen B.

Department of Neurology, Shanghai First People's Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China.

To observe the efficacy and toxicity of autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) in progressive multiple sclerosis (PMS). Twenty-one patients with ...
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embryonic stem cells

Based on this article, it looks like embryonic stem cell trials in humans could happen at some point next year.



Clinical-use stem cells made in Singapore: Lines designed for safe use in humans make their debut.

July 26, 2006 - Nature - Many early lines of stem cells were made using animal products, leaving some researchers worried.

Four 'safe' embryonic stem-cell lines, which have been made from scratch specifically for clinical use, make their debut ...
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Stem cell transplant for different disease

http://c.moreover.com/click/here.pl?j588239398&w=464753


Appears to be similar to the Bone Marrow Transplantion project in Canada being overseen by Dr Freedman.

Ian
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Bush has done it again!!!

Wow...does this guy ever do anything that I agree with? Ya...nope!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5193998.stm
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Stem cell story

Stem cell op helps woman to stand again

A WOMAN confined to a wheelchair for the past five years has told of the miracle moment she stood up after revolutionary stem-cell treatment.
Julia Sandeman, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, paid £13,500 for the make-or-break operation in a Dutch clinic.

After the procedure she regained sensation in her limbs and is now able to balance upright in a therapy pool, sparking fresh hope she will ...
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