New method isolates best brain stem cells to treat MS

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New method isolates best brain stem cells to treat MS

Postby MSUK » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:19 am

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The prospect of doing human clinical trials with stem cells to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis may be growing closer, say scientists at the University at Buffalo and the University at Rochester, who have developed a more precise way to isolate stem cells that will make myelin.

Myelin is the crucial fatty material that coats neurons and allows them to signal effectively. The inability to make myelin properly is the cause of MS as well as rare, fatal, childhood diseases, such as Krabbe's disease.

The research, published online and in the October issue of Nature Biotechnology, overcomes an important barrier to the use of stem cells from the brain in treating demyelinating diseases.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1405
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Re: New method isolates best brain stem cells to treat MS

Postby dignan » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:01 pm

I think this is big news, thanks squiffy.
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