September 25, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

multiple sclerosis stem cell treatment

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I’ve really enjoyed day 2 of ISSCR 2014. So far this day has already packed in a slew of great talks both in the lecture halls and outside one-on-one with old friends and new ones. How great is that? I’ll focus on just a few highlights to keep it concise. Dubious stem cell clinics and the FDA: a match not made in heaven? The ISSCR conference day started off a session entitled “Therapies in the Clinic” and my colleague Leigh Turner kicked things off with a …Read More

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Sometimes there is so much craziness and outright bad stuff going on out there around the world related to stem cells that we can lose sight of all the good news and encouraging developments as well. I think the new paper (Chen, et al.) from a team led by Drs. Lane and Loring is good news. I haven’t had time to fully read it yet, but it reports some encouraging results whereby human neural progenitors injected into the spine of mice with an experimental MS-like …Read More

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Today’s post is my no-B.S. guide to the possibility of stem cells being used to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS). There is a great deal of buzz about using stem cells to treat or even cure multiple sclerosis. How much of this stem cell buzz is real hope and how much is hype? MS has a host of symptoms (see illustration at left from Wikipedia). For many patients, conventional chemical medicines do a reasonable job managing the disease. However, for others the disease relapses, is …Read More