Category Archives: Stem Cells

IN DEPTH: Review Of 2012 Research On Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN DEPTH: Review Of 2012 Research On Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

As many of us know, the neurological disease Multiple Sclerosis (MS)  has multiple forms [1]: Relapsing-Remitting  (RRMS):    Unpredictable attacks (relapses) followed by periods of relative remission with no new signs of disease activity Secondary Progressive (SPMS) :     Neurologic decline without acute relapses: A sign that one is evolving from …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF: Management of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

IN BRIEF: Management of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Since approximately 50% of MS patient will “progress” (What a misnomer..) from Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS)  to Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (SPMS), most MS patients should pay attention to news on the topic of SPMS. You will notice that such news are rather scarce, because the understanding and the …Read the Rest

IN BRIEF:  Mesenchymal Stem Cells Lack Efficacy in the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis

IN BRIEF: Mesenchymal Stem Cells Lack Efficacy in the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis

The full title of this work, published in PLoS  One : ” Mesenchymal Stem Cells Lack Efficacy in the Treatment of Experimental Autoimmune Neuritis despite In Vitro Inhibition of T-Cell Proliferation.” We had published a post  discussing the progress of a Mesenchysmal stem cell treatment for Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. The study dealt with optical …Read the Rest

Progress in Stem Cell Treatment of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

Progress in Stem Cell Treatment of Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

A stem cell treatment for secondary progressive MS has undergone phase II clinical trials in England. This is good news because most of the treatments on the market help Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, but few new treatments are available for Progressive MS. What is “Secondary Progressive”  MS? Remember the main …Read the Rest

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

Gov. Rick Perry Fights Federal Medical Red Tape For Stem Cells Treatments

MND: Should the government decide what medical treatment you are allowed to take? This post is not part of Gov. Perry’s presidential campaign, but MSers and other people affected by hard to treat ailments owe him one. Gov. Perry attempt to maverick  a slow, federal bureaucracy determined by current law to …Read the Rest

Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis: Mixed Results?

Stem Cell Transplantation in Multiple Sclerosis: Mixed Results?

MND: We have posted before on  plasmapheresis: “Multiple Sclerosis:Blood Plasma Exchange [Plasmapheresis] Backed by AAN for Relapsing/Remitting MS “.   In plasmapheresis , the hope is  to “.. remove the circulating antibodies that are thought to be responsible for these diseases …” The above post quoted a very important paper on plasma exchange …Read the Rest

Multiple Sclerosis: Canadian based clinic accused of pressuring patient to undergo CCSVI procedure in India (Vancouver Sun)

Multiple Sclerosis: Canadian based clinic accused of pressuring patient to undergo CCSVI procedure in India (Vancouver Sun)

MND:  Yep, CCSVI is a possible treatment for Multiple Sclerosis and also a profit cow for some clinics… What does that tell you? Credentials , Credentials, Credentials!  The hype and emotional  (No, I did not say hysterical..)  side of the Liberation Movement for CCSVI is all the more a reason …Read the Rest

Stem Cell Transplantation: Activity engagement in the first six months after the transplantation

Stem Cell Transplantation: Activity engagement in the first six months after the transplantation

MND: Following our previous  post on stem cell transplantation , we found this interesting article about the recovery process after the transplantation. This work comes from the Dartmouth Medical School, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, NH. , and is geared towards the nursing activity. This study is about 18 men and 18 women …Read the Rest

Inflammatory Diseases: Bone marrow and umbilical cord blood human stem cells treatments (Pubmed)

Inflammatory Diseases: Bone marrow and umbilical cord blood human stem cells treatments (Pubmed)

MediNewsDigest: According to this study from the  Int J Clin Exp Med.   posted in Pubmed , transplantation from bone marrow and umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells has been widely tested with encouraging results in clinical trials of :  cardiovascular,  neurological, and  immunological disease , including refractory cases of systemic lupus erythematosus …Read the Rest

Study Shows Probiotics Show Promise Against Multiple Sclerosis

Study Shows Probiotics Show Promise Against Multiple Sclerosis

MediNewsDigest: A Swedish study posted in Pubmed shows  that “…Probiotics, including lactobacilli, are known to induce immunomodulatory activity with promising effects in inflammatory diseases…..a mixture of the three lactobacilli strains suppressed the progression and reversed the clinical and histological signs of EAE” (EAE, or   Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis is a disease that …Read the Rest

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