Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy

Autoimmune diseases can be an extreme burden on the people who suffer from them as well  as on their loved ones. They can affect your entire life and most of them are difficult to treat. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is one such autoimmune disease.   MS causes damage to the myelin sheath, a protective layer that…

Great Day in Ft. Worth for Stem Cell Team

Saturday, March 31 was the annual MS Walk in Ft Worth. This year, thanks to the Stem Cell Institute and some of the area stem cell patients, several of us MS sufferers and stem cell patients met for the Walk. Here’s a picture of several of us who have been to Panama, or Costa Rica,…

Autologous mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: an open-label phase 2a proof-of-concept study

Connick P, Kolappan M, Crawley C, Webber DJ, Patani R, Michell AW, Du MQ, Luan SL, Altmann DR, Thompson AJ, Compston A, Scott MA, Miller DH, Chandran S. Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. Abstract BACKGROUND: More than half of patients with multiple sclerosis have progressive disease characterised by accumulating disability. The…

Stem Cell Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis: Progress Update from Sam Harrell

From Sam Harrell’s blog: Sam In Panama TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2012 2012 Update Well, I realize there may not be many readers of my Panama blog any longer, but just in case someone does return, I wanted to post an important update. In March 2011 when I returned from my second trip to Panama (my…

Umbilical cord stem cells may lead to new spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis treatments

Researchers in Florida have accomplished converting umbilical cord stem cells into other cell types. According to University of Central Florida bioengineer James Hickman, it’s the first time that non-embryonic cells have accomplished this feat. His research group published this work in the January 18th issue of ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Two major benefits of umbilical cord-derived…