Sunday, February 1, 2009

Stem Cell Treatment for MS

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients who received treatment with their own bone marrow stem cells demonstrated disease stabilization and, in some cases, considerable improvement. Stem cells were harvested from the patients and transplanted back after the patients underwent intensive chemotherapy to destroy the damaging cells. This is encouraging news for treatment of a very difficult disease. Larger trials are now underway.

(image credit: SPL, news.bbc.co.uk)