Cells Forged from Human Skin Show MS Promise

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Cells Forged from Human Skin Show MS Promise

Postby MSUK » Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:22 am

Cells Forged from Human Skin Show Promise in Treating Multiple Sclerosis

A study out February 7 in the journal Cell Stem Cell shows that human brain cells created by reprogramming skin cells are highly effective in treating myelin disorders, a family of diseases that includes multiple sclerosis and rare childhood disorders called pediatric leukodystrophies.

The study is the first successful attempt to employ human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) to produce a population of cells that are critical to neural signaling in the brain. In this instance, the researchers utilized cells crafted from human skin and transplanted them into animal models of myelin disease.

"This study strongly supports the utility of hiPSCs as a feasible and effective source of cells to treat myelin disorders," said University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) neurologist Steven Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., lead author of the study. "In fact, it appears that cells derived from this source are at least as effective as those created using embryonic or tissue-specific stem cells........" Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/stemcells
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Re: Cells Forged from Human Skin Show MS Promise

Postby civickiller » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Same article but this has a pic lol very exciting but this doesnt stop the immune system from attacking

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 131606.htm
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Re: Cells Forged from Human Skin Show MS Promise

Postby Liberation » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:34 am

civickiller wrote:Same article but this has a pic lol very exciting but this doesnt stop the immune system from attacking

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 131606.htm


Isn't this the same Buffalo finding?
Anyway, I think restoring damage is the most important thing today. We already have HSCT for stopping the disease, or in other cases abx.
On a different note, in most illneses doctors do not handle the cause, it remains there, but by repeating the procedure they improve your condition and you might function as a healthy person.
So, I would be really happy if a treatment like this would be reality. :)
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