September 28, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

Dr. Mark Freedman

6 min read

By Hamideh Emrani (@HamidehEmrani) This year, Dr. Harold Atkins was honored with the Till & McCulloch Award. He and Dr. Mark Freedman led a clinical trial that used stem cells to reset the immune system as a treatment strategy for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and a few other neurodegenerative diseases, such as stiff person syndrome. You can read how this trial has affected patient Jennifer Molson here. This trial was a hypothesis-driven interventional clinical trial. The researchers hypothesized that through chemotherapy they could completely obliterate the …Read More