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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

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

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Bush has done it again!!!

Wow...does this guy ever do anything that I agree with? Ya...nope!
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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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Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Rats Walk

Not MS, but who knows.
But as usual, more years of research is needed.

Stem Cells Help Paralyzed Rats Walk

(CBS) WASHINGTON Scientists have used stem cells and a soup of nerve-friendly chemicals to not just bridge a damaged spinal cord but actually regrow the circuitry needed to move a muscle, helping partially paralyzed rats walk.

Years of additional research is needed before such an experiment could be attempted in people.

But the work marks ...
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ACT Diet

Hi does anyone have a list of the diet given out by ACT clinic? My mother has MS and although we still have while to go until we have saved up the funds, she wants to try the diet from now to get prepared. Also if there is any other information they give to you on what you need to do in preparation (ie. Physio, etc). Any info. will be greatly appreciated!
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Do you take your own supply of stem cells?

Hi at this clinic, do you take your own stem cells or do they provide you with them there? I am currently pregnant and am going to store the umbilical cord blood as my mother has MS and I was wondering if she can use them?
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multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells

If proven helpful, I hope that multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells can be administered without requiring the full AHSC transplant procedure.

Adult stem cells in the treatment of autoimmune diseases.

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2006 Jun 15;
van Laar JM, Tyndall A.
Department of Rheumatology, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands.

During the past 10 yrs, over 700 patients suffering from severe autoimmune disease (AD) have received an autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplant as treatment of their disorder ...
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Embryonic stem cell trials coming

Wow, it looks like there are actually going to be trials, and it's to attempt to repair the central nervous system!

First embryonic stem cell trial on the cards

17 June 2006 - news service - THE first treatment derived from embryonic stem cells might soon undergo clinical trials. The cells would be used to help repair damaged spinal tissue.

One of the main concerns with embryonic stem cell (ESC) treatments has been the ...
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