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One person's experience with Autologous Stem Cell Transplant

PostPosted: Mon, 15 Oct 2012, 5:49 am
by themsforum.org
A journal of one person's experience with Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation for multiple sclerosis
Craig's Story:

Please read:
http://www.mult-sclerosis.org/craigsstory.html

Re: One person's experience with Autologous Stem Cell Transp

PostPosted: Fri, 19 Oct 2012, 9:40 am
by Michele
Here is a more recent story showing the kind of advances Stem Cell therapy has made since 2003. It is important to realise that this is just one case study but increasingly it seems CNS damage whether its caused by MS, other diseases or injury can be repaired by autologous Stem cells.
Case study of one woman severely affected by MS symptoms http://www.ccsviclinic.ca/?p=1084
Abstract of a study on Stem Cell therapy for Parkinson patients. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20346882

Endless supply of stem cells

PostPosted: Thu, 01 Nov 2012, 3:31 pm
by Michele
Researchers find a way of prompting cells to continue to divide, thus producing an endless supply, this will be particularly helpful in stem cell therapy.

The study focuses on cells called glial progenitor cells (GPCs) that are found in the white matter of the human brain. These stem cells give rise to two cells found in the central nervous system: oligodendrocytes, which produce myelin, the fatty tissue that insulates the connections between cells; and astrocytes, cells that are critical to the health and signaling function of oligodendrocytes as well as neurons.



http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/stor ... fm?id=3669