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Discuss stem cells, adult and embryonic, and their therapeutic potential for MS here.

The Real PROBLEM

I have been very fascinated with Stem Cells and their potential to help MS Patients. Thus, I asked my neurologist the following question, "There is so much promise in Stem Cells to help treat MS Patients...so why the long wait?"

His answer, "$$$$$$".

The Drug Companies don't want to put any resources behind this, because it cannot be patented or they can't make a buck!

Therefore, we are patiently waiting for the MS Societies of ...
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Brain cells made from urine

Brain cells made from urine
http://www.nature.com/news/brain-cells- ... ne-1.11985

Some of the waste that humans flush away every day could become a powerful source of brain cells to study disease, and may even one day be used in therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Scientists have found a relatively straightforward way to persuade the cells discarded in human urine to turn into valuable neurons.

The technique, described online in a study in ...
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Researchers create 'endless supply' of myelin-forming cells

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In a new study appearing this month in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers have unlocked the complex cellular mechanics that instruct specific brain cells to continue to divide. This discovery overcomes a significant technical hurdle to potential human stem cell therapies; ensuring that an abundant supply of cells is available to study and ultimately treat people with diseases.

"One of the major factors that will determine the viability of stem cell therapies is access ...
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Stem cell therapies likely in the future for MS

Stem cell therapies likely in the future for MS and other myelin disorders

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When the era of regenerative medicine dawned more than three decades ago, the potential to replenish populations of cells destroyed by disease was seen by many as the next medical revolution. However, what followed turned out not to be a sprint to the clinic, but rather a long tedious slog carried out in labs across the globe required to master the ...
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Induced pluripotent stem cells using non-viral vectors

Scientists develop new stem cell technology
http://view.koreaherald.com/kh/view.php ... =0&type=60

Korean scientists reported a breakthrough technology that can more efficiently and safely reprogram adult cells to an embryo-like state, where they can grow into organs.

The two research teams led by professor Park Se-pill at Jeju National University Stem Cell Research Center and Mirae Biotech succeeded in generating induced pluripotent stem cells using non-viral vectors of nanoparticles and liposomal magnetofection. ...
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Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Blogs

Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation (HSCT) Blogs

We have added quite a number of new HSCT for MS blogs to the MSRC website - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/3191

Thank you to Carmel Turner for her assistance in this.
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Cord blood stem cells being tested in autism

Cord blood stem cells being tested for potential treatment of autism
http://www.examiner.com/article/cord-bl ... -of-autism

On Friday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the agency had given researchers the go-ahead to launch a small study in children with autism to evaluate whether a child's own umbilical cord blood may be an effective treatment.

Thirty children with the disorder, aged 2 to 7, will receive injections of their own stem ...
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Stem cell transplants may show promise for MS

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New research suggests that stem cell transplants to treat certain brain and nervous system diseases such as multiple sclerosis may be moving closer to reality.

One study found that experimental stem cell transplants are safe and possibly effective in children with a rare genetic brain disease. Another study in mice showed that these cells are capable of transforming into, and functioning as, the healthy cell type. The stem cells used in the two studies ...
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Is Adipose Derived Stem Cell treatment worth looking into?

This treatment is availabile here in New Zealand, and they say based in my info I am a good candidate, can anyone explain to me what the deal is with the different types of stem cell treatment?
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