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Stem cells for immunosuppression and neuroprotection

I hope they can quickly push stem cell treatments along the road to clinical trials...



Stem cells in inflammatory demyelinating disorders: a dual role for immunosuppression and neuroprotection.

Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2006 Jan;6(1):17-22.
Uccelli A, Zappia E, Benvenuto F, Frassoni F, Mancardi G.
Department of Neurosciences, Ophthalmology and Genetics, University of Genoa, Via De Toni 5, 16132 Genoa, Italy. auccelli@neurologia.unige.it

In recent years much excitement has been generated over ...
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Stem Cell Treatments and MS

Hi all,

We at the MSRC are putting together an expanded section on Stem Cell Treatments, and as part of that, and for New Pathways Magazine, I am looking for people who are considering having, or have had SCT for their MS to provide personal feedback on the various companies and their experiences, whether it helped or not, how you were treated (hopefully you get the picture).

I already have some personal stories at ...
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Switching therapeutic genes on and off

Basic research, but they say they hope to enter Phase I trials soon...



Cedars-Sinai researchers demonstrate a new way to switch therapeutic genes 'on' and 'off'

December 23, 2005 - A gene therapy research team at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has developed a new method of signaling therapeutic genes to turn "off" or "on," a mechanism that could enable scientists to fine-tune genetic- and stem cell-based therapies so that they are safer, more controllable and more ...
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Stem cells for drug delivery?

A different way that stem cells could prove useful in neurodegenerative disorders.



Engineered stem cells show promise for sneaking drugs into the brain

December 15, 2005 - Eurekalert - One of the great challenges for treating Parkinson's diseases and other neurodegenerative disorders is getting medicine to the right place in the brain.

The brain is a complex organ with many different types of cells and structures, and it is fortified with a protective barrier erected ...
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Stem Cells Questions

The UK MS Society is holding an ask the expert session with Dr Neil Scolding who is undertaking research on stem cells to repair myelin etc.

http://www.mssociety.org.uk/application ... _id=101215

Anyone can register and then ask a question. Not all are answered but the questions that are, and the answers, are posted on the site.


Ian
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Highland woman underwent controversial stem cell treatment

Highland woman underwent controversial stem cell treatment


15/11/2005 16:45

A Highland woman who underwent controversial stem cell treatment in an effort to combat her multiple sclerosis says the procedure has enabled her to walk for the first time in more than five years.

Amanda Bryson traveled to the Netherlands in a wheelchair less than a week ago.....back home, she's now able to walk with limited support.

Only five days ago she traveled to a clinic ...
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FDA approve stem cell transplant

FDA has approved trial of stem cell transplants for Batten's disease. Fingers crossed for the kids affected by this awful disease.

Hopefully they will do well and such transplants will be trialled for other neurological diseases.




http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9767034/
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S. Korea Lab Aims to Be Global Supplier of Stem Cells

S. Korea Lab Aims to Be Global Supplier of Stem Cells (Update2)
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Researchers in South Korea said they will make the human embryonic stem-cell advances that caused a stir in recent months available to laboratories in the U.S. and elsewhere.

A new center called the World Stem Cell Hub under the direction of Hwang Woo Suk at the Seoul National University Hospital will create and store human embryonic stem cells for ...
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