"Ordinary skin cells have been directly converted into the myelinating cells destroyed in multiple sclerosis, according to two new papers in Nature Biotechnology."
http://www.kurzweilai.net/turning-skin- ... te-neurons
aren't hematopoetic stem cells supposed to be more advisable than adipose (fat-derived)?
Unless the link in the OP is referring to something different?
Pesho wrote:That is great. Just I have one question with all those similar stem cell therapies, do they stop progression? I'm asking because I'm planning to have HSCT by the end of the year and just pure stem cell sounds much safer. It might be some more years before this is available to the public, but I might wait a bit.
HSCT I believe is a therapy used to help those with relapsing-remitting MS. It is not a therapy being used to treat those with progressive MS. Progressive MS patients might see a potential new stem cell treatment using oligodendroglial progenitor cells (OPCs) that have the ability to also "spike" better when injected into the spinal cord and brain of mice. These "super cells" produced longer and thicker myelin sheaths around axons and repair the damage to the central nervous system that progressive MS patients have.