Stem-cell pioneer takes aim at M.S.

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Stem-cell pioneer takes aim at M.S.

Postby scorpion » Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:32 pm

It looks like we've been able to do it in a dish. We've grown spinal cord cells in a dish, we've made them become scarred, and we're able to reverse that scar in a dish. Now we move on to rats.

One thing that is very interesting: if it's successful, this treatment also could be amenable to treatment of multiple sclerosis, which is a brain auto-immune disease, where one's own immune system attacks the brain, and causes scarring. We would use the same approach to reverse the scarring, remove the scarring. This is one of the greatest challenges in central nervous system regeneration research. No one has been able to come close to doing it. It remains untouched.





http://www.ocregister.com/news/spinal-3 ... -cord.html
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Re: Stem-cell pioneer takes aim at M.S.

Postby ApVish » Sun Nov 06, 2011 5:40 am

Great to see good work being done in this area, but wouldn't it be more better if we did something to stop the progression before concentrating on how to tackle the scars that are caused by the disease ?

But anyways, I will take anything and everything that will help :)
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