Blood from young mice helps older mice with multiple sclerosis

A new mouse study has shown that blood from young mice helps old mice to heal damage caused by MS. MS causes myelin, which insulates nerve cells electrically, to become damaged. Stem cells can produce myelin but they lose efficiency in older patients. Researchers in the UK have found a way to reverse this age-related…

Immune Cells Killing Stem Cells and Stem Cells Killing Immune Cells

Knight et al. J Neurol Sci. Several studies have demonstrated that stem cells are useful in the treatment of multiple sclerosis. The Cellmedicine clinic published previously in collaboration with the University of California San Diego that 3 patients treated with their own fat derived stem cells entered remission. Other studies are ongoing, including a study…

Pluristem to take part in EU stem cell study

(Shiri Habib-Valdhorn, Globes [online], Israel business news) Broadly speaking there are two types of adult stem cell therapies: Those that involve the use of the patient’s own stem cells, called autologous, and those that involve use of another patient’s cells, called allogeneic. There are pros and cons to both approaches. In the autologous approach the…