Friday, January 30, 2009

Stem Cell Aid MS patients

Stem Cell treatment, according to this study, has stabilised and in some cases reversed the disorder in multiple sclerosis patients who under went this treatment.

NOTE: First they removed defective white blood cells that, rather than protecting the body, attacks the fatty sheath, called myelin, that protects the nervous system.

The immune systems were then replenished with so-called haemopoeitic
stem cells -- extracted from the patient's bone marrow -- capable of giving rise to any form of mature blood cell. (from article below)


These stem cell were taken from the patient themselves (the patients own bone marrow).

To date I've not seen any such results published that can point to embryonic stem cell positive treatments of this like kind.

Stem cells 'reset' immune system inMS patients: study

Stem cells transplanted into early-phase multiple sclerosis patients stabilised, and in some cases reversed, the debilitating neurological disorder, according to a study published Friday.

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that impairs movement and coordination, while causing muscle weakness, cognitive impairment, slurred speech and vision problems


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