Scientists 'partially reverse' MS symptoms using stem cells

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Scientists 'partially reverse' MS symptoms using stem cells

Postby MSUK » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:07 am

Scientists 'partially reverse' MS symptoms using human stem cells

Professors at the University of Utah say they were astonished after mice with the animal version of MS regained mobility after just two weeks of a new treatment...Read more -
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Postby CureOrBust » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:02 pm

“Rather than having to engraft stem cells into a patient, which can be challenging from a medical standpoint, we might be able to develop a drug that can be used to deliver the therapy much more easily,” said Prof Lane.
This statement was good in that they are looking down the path of a drug instead of injecting stem cells.
Treatment with human stem cells ... The scientists transplanted human neural stem cells into the animals expecting them to be rejected and provide no benefit ....
Also raised an eyebrow that they used human cells in mice and got benefits. 8O Could it also work the other way then :?
Six months later, they showed no sign of relapsing.
Isn't "mouse MS" self limiting by itself?

"We want to try to move as quickly and carefully as possible" ... "This result opens up a whole new area of research for us to figure out why it worked"
and I won't be holding my breath.
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