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Of Mice and Men: Human Stem Cells Utilized in Animal Model Treatment of MS Symptoms

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on May 23, 2014 11:30:24 AM

Advancements in a breakthrough stem cell study may provide new treatment options for MS patients.

A team of researchers led by Professor Jeanne Loring of the Scripps Research Institute have advanced a potential treatment option for autoimmune diseases similar to multiple sclerosis by utilizing human stem cells to reregulate the immune system. In an animal model paralyzed by MS symptoms, the scientists differentiated human stem cells into early stage neural cells that, when transplanted into the spinal cords of the compromised mice, secreted proteins that halted the autoimmune attack and enabled the mice to walk and run again.

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Topics: multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, Neurodegenerative disease

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Reboot Immune System with Stem Cells

Posted by hunter@stemsave.com on Apr 29, 2014 10:26:12 AM

Biologists have successfully reset the self-destructive immune systems of Multiple Sclerosis patients by utilizing autologous stem cells.

In a recent publication, biologists in the Immune Tolerance Network have used autologous [the patient’s own] stem cells to refurbish the immune systems of Multiple Sclerosis [MS] patients to no longer favor autoimmunity. The ITN researchers suppressed the patients’ immune systems, transplanted the stem cells, and in a 12 month follow-up, identified key distinctions between the patients’ T-cells before and after the transplant, indicating that the procedure was a success.

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Topics: multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, clinical trials, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, autologousstemcells

Motor Neuron Development Accelerated by New Stem Cell Technique

Posted by Kelsey StemSave on Apr 18, 2014 11:01:17 AM

A new procedure in differentiating stem cells will accelerate advances in treating neurological diseases.

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois led by doctors Fei Wang, Qiuhao Qu, and JianJun Cheng, have developed a fast and efficient technique for differentiating stem cells into motor neurons. The researchers added critical signaling molecules and growth factors to the cells much earlier than previous methods, resulting in twice the amount of neurons derived from the cells in half the time.

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Topics: ALS, multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, spinal cord injuries, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Neurodegenerative disease

Wall Street Journal Reports on Stem Cells in Umbilical Cord Blood

Posted by anna@stemsave.com on Jan 13, 2014 10:05:38 AM

Saving stem cells in cord blood ensures access to emerging regenerative therapies.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal, adult stem cell therapies are advancing rapidly; with researchers utilizing stem cells to treat an expanding range of disease, trauma and injury. The article highlights the increasing use of cord blood to treat a variety of ailments such as; Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury and immune deficiencies such as diabetes.

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Topics: traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, Acute Myocardial Infarction, Type-1 Diabetes, clinical trials, Debilitating Diseases, Stemcells, autologousstemcells, heart disease

Stem Cells Treatment Reduces Nerve Damage in Multiple Sclerosis

Posted by devin@stemsave.com on Nov 22, 2013 9:57:07 AM

Neurons in patients with MS are attacked by the immune system

A team of researchers led by Dr. Cecilia Laterza and Dr. Gianvito Martino at the San Raffaele Hospital have found a novel use of neural stem cells to modulate damage caused by multiple sclerosis. Stem cells injected into mice with MS travelled to sites of inflammation and secreted factors to promote growth of myelin-producing cells and limit the inflammation caused by the strong immune attack.

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Topics: multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, clinical trials, Stemcells, autologousstemcells

Stem Cell Advance Gives Hope for Neurodegenerative Treatment

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Mar 13, 2013 11:18:52 AM

Scientists in the US (UC, UCSD) and China (Wuhan) have found a way to convert stem cells into functional neurons. The researchers were able to suppress an RNA-binding protein, inducing the stem cells to become neurons. This gives hope for a treatment for neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease), which will afflict one in four Americans over their lifetime.

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Topics: Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stemsaveblog, Alzheimer's, Brain, Stemcells, Huntington's, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Neurodegenerative disease

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