Stem cell breakthrough discovery for multiple sclerosis

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Stem cell breakthrough discovery for multiple sclerosis

Postby MSUK » Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:52 am

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Researchers have discovered a way to produce huge amounts of myelinating cells in short periods of time – paving the way for revolutionary treatment in neurodegenerative diseases.

How we use our senses and the ways that we respond to them is a common part of what makes us human. More specifically, the communication between special nerve cells called neurons in our nervous system is especially important if we expect to sense, think, and move.

A part of what makes neurons work so efficiently is the protein myelin – a smooth layer of protein that helps speed up nerve impulses between neurons. Losing this myelin causes significant nerve damage; and is the hallmark of debilitating diseases like cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis.

But scientists at Case Western Reserve University of School of Medicine have discovered a way to produce copious amounts of myelinating cells in a short period of time using stem cells.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1405
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Re: Stem cell breakthrough discovery for multiple sclerosis

Postby Selmahope » Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:44 am

does anyone know how this differs from the stem cell treatments in costa rica, panama, and other outside of US stem cell centers?
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Re: Stem cell breakthrough discovery for multiple sclerosis

Postby Asher » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:25 pm

does anyone know how this differs from the stem cell treatments in costa rica, panama, and other outside of US stem cell centers?


Well, even this exciting "scientific breakthrough" is yet to be proven to work in humans, in controlled trials. Same holds for Panama and the likes. So far zero evidence apart for some anecdotal testimonies, some of which are questionable.
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