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Ottawa doctors behind breakthrough multiple sclerosis study

A team of Ottawa doctors is preparing to publish a full report on its breakthrough multiple sclerosis treatment study that has so far eliminated the disease in those treated.

The experimental study began about 13 years ago as a last resort for patients who fail to improve on drug therapy and who suffer severe symptoms of MS. Snippets of the results have been published “here and there,” said, neurologist Dr. Mark Freedman, one of the ...
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Court Battle: FDA vs. Your Stem Cells

Dr. Chris Centeno is battling the FDA in court for the right of physicians to practice stem cell medicine, so patients don't have to go overseas for this therapy.

Read the story here: ... tem-cells/

Patients are working to make our voice heard against the FDA ruling that our own stem cells are a drug, so that we don't have to resort to medical tourism.
To learn more, ...
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So how is life after HSCT?

Hi there,

just one question - after HSCT procedure do you still need to take immunosuppressive drugs? Or you just forget about them? I understand there might be some neurological damage left. Are there any long term side effects after HSCT?

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Could skin tissue hold promise for treating MS?

Researchers in Milan, Italy reported that stem cells derived from mouse skin tissue were able to reduce nervous system damage in mice with a disease similar to multiple sclerosis, offering further evidence for the possibility that stem cells from patients might in the future be used for cell therapy to treat MS. The study, by Cecilia Laterza, Ph.D., Gianvito Martino, MD and colleagues at the San Raffaele Scientific Institute, Milan, and the University of Milan, ...
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'Radical' stem cell trial offers hope for MS patients

Jason McIntyre's autoimmune system is dead. The rest of him isn't feeling much better. Eleven days ago he underwent an aggressive chemotherapy, not for the sake of killing cancer - but to knock out every skerrick of protection his body has against infection.

Sitting in a freezer were 35 million stem cells that were shaken from Mr McIntyre's bone marrow by a combination of drugs. These were filtered from his blood about three weeks ago. ...
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Cannabidiol (CBD) used to Treat MS

I've read some positive articles showing the potential of CBD derived from the Marijuana plant in treating MS. CBD does not produce any psychotropic effects, but may provide some help in dealing with inflammation. Do you know if a CBD product is available and where to purchase it? Dixie Botanicals (
has a Hemp based product that apparently contains CBD, but I don't know if it is in sufficient ...
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Stem Cell Treatment Testimonials

Hey all,

I've been exploring various treatment options for ms and recently I stumbled upon stem cell treatment. I watched a lot of testimonials on youtube about miraculous recoveries after the treatment and frankly I cant make up my mind. Are they real? Are they fake? Are they just a few very lucky cases where the treatment really did work wonders? Does it work like that for everyone (I honestly doubt that)? But if there ...
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George HSCT risk factors

I was just wondering what your thoughts were on risk factors after hsct such as

When looking to all-cause mortality in a cohort of almost 1500 patients who survived 2 or more years after allo-HSCT, mortality rates remain twice as high as that of the general population among 15-year survivors of allo-HSCT, and that the survivors face challenges affecting their health and well-being. Relapse of primary disease (29%) and chronic GVHD (cGVHD; 22%) were the ...
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FDA approves stem cell clinical trial For multiple sclerosis

The Tisch MS Research Center of New York announced today that it has received Investigational New Drug (IND) approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to commence a Phase 1 trial using autologous neural stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a chronic human autoimmune disease of the central nervous system that leads to myelin damage and neurodegeneration and affects approximately 2.1 million people worldwide....... Read More -
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