Stem cell transplants may treat aggressive MS

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Stem cell transplants may treat aggressive MS

Postby MSUK » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:39 pm


Stem cells have long been used to treat cancer patients, but they are still considered experimental in autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis.

But many believe they offer great hope.

“It’s the only therapy to date that has been shown to reverse neurologic deficits,” says Richard K. Burt, MD, chief of the division of medicine-immunotherapy for autoimmune diseases at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. “But you have to get the right group of patients.”... Read More - ... ageid/1405
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