Friday, January 30, 2009

Adult stem cells successfully treat MS

Here's another adult stem cell success from Richard Burt at Northwestern. He's now used adult stem cells to help patients with multiple sclerosis.
Of the 21 patients injected with their own stem cells, 17 found that their symptoms improved while the treatment stabilised the progression of the disease in the others.
In a Medical News Today article, Burt simplifies what occurred.
But amazingly, when the new immune system is created, the patient's new white blood cells are self-tolerant, as Burt explained:

"In MS the immune system is attacking your brain."

"After the procedure, it doesn't do that anymore," he said.

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