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MND

This story is about stem cells and MND.

My father's friend had MND and his father's neuro told him that Stephen Hawking had something different. I think Hawking has had MND for 30+ years which defies the usual 2-5 years life expectancy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6054572.stm
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Scotland

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/5383464.stm

Hopefully, as Scotland has the highest rate of MS in the world, the research will cover MS.

Ian
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New to me. Stem cells from Fat and an old story.

I found the following, which, although not MS specific, seems something positive.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that researchers have extracted adult stem cells from fatty tissue (adipose) and turned them into smooth muscle cells


In addition, there would be no need to use anti-rejection drugs. Rodriguez is currently trying to identify and develop growth factors that will speed up the transformation of adipose stem cells.


http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20060624230632data_trunc_sys.shtml

And although this story is ...
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Another bloody stem cell story

What depresses me about the Dutch stem cell treatment fiasco, is not that the treatment didn't work, but that you get to see what this vile disease does to people. My heart goes out to the woman in this story.

Ian

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hamp ... 312320.stm
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Stem cell story

For the last 18 months the British press was full of stories about MS sufferers who had stem cell treatment in Holland and had seen miraculous recoveries. Now all the stories are about the same people who no longer see any benefit!

Ian

'Miracle' MS cure dismissed

A young multiple-sclerosis patient who walked for the first time in five years following expensive stem-cell replacement therapy has warned fellow MSers not to waste their money on ...
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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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