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 (SLE)
    • We are adding to the list studies with other types of bone marrow stem cells
      • Multiple Sclerosis  sciencedaily describes the process: “…Participants had a general anaesthetic during which bone marrow was harvested. The marrow cells were filtered and prepared so that they could be injected into the patient’s vein later the same day….”
      • Crohn’s

The figure below has been extracted from the stem cell wikipedia entry

Stem Cell and Resulting Generations (Wikipedia/Stem Cells)

Caution from the study: “…. there are [only] 79 registered clinical trial sites for evaluating mesenchymal stem cells (MSC)therapy throughout the world, it is still a long way to go before using these cells as a routinely applied therapy in clinics..”

Bottom Line: Bone marrow and umbilical  stem cell therapy is moving along….

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