Could stem cells reverse Multiple Sclerosis?

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Could stem cells reverse Multiple Sclerosis?

Postby MSUK » Thu Jan 28, 2010 11:46 pm

Biologist Tom Lane and a team of UCI researchers are leading an effort to determine whether a stem-cell-based treatment can repair neurological damage caused by multiple sclerosis.

More than eight years ago, Tom Lane helped discover a potential way to prevent multiple sclerosis from affecting the central nervous system. Now he’s leading an effort at UC Irvine to determine whether a stem-cell-based treatment can repair neurological damage caused by the chronic disease............

http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm?fuseact ... ageid=1405
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Postby youbetcha » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:55 pm

It would be great to be able to get treated for CCSVI, which should stop the progression and then get the stem cell infusion to repair damage. Almost back to normal :) !
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Re: Could stem cells reverse Multiple Sclerosis?

Postby ms2009 » Sun Jan 31, 2010 5:19 pm

squiffy2 wrote:More than eight years ago, Tom Lane helped discover a potential way to prevent multiple sclerosis from affecting the central nervous system.
Any idea why this approach did not take off?
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