A team of researchers at the Hadassah Medical Center in Israel has developed a unique method of applying a patient’s own stem cells to restore mobility following progressive multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks its own neurons and affects millions of people worldwide. Severely progressive MS leads to complete loss of limb function, memory problems, seizures, and even systemic organ failure. This groundbreaking, double-blind, Phase II clinical trial successfully administered autologous (the patient’s own) mesenchymal stem cells, which were cultured and expanded to clinically significant numbers, and then applied directly into the spinal fluid. The treatment simultaneously addressed the two problems of MS - inflammatory immune response and the destruction of the outer coating of neurons that allows for quick signal transduction thereby engendering a significant increase in efficacy.
The results were impressive, with some patients reporting improvement in muscle function in as little as 24 hours. Within a few days, patients reported being able to exercise and move as they did before the onset of the disease. “It is a matter of definitely less than 10 years, maybe less than five, that we can have this treatment available, and not only for this indication, because if it works in one type of regeneration of the brain in MS, it may work equally or even better in those such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, and spinal trauma,” says Dr. Dimitrios Karussis, head of Hadassah’s Multiple Sclerosis Center.
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