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Advancement in stem cell therapies show potential for multiple sclerosis care

A report outlining the progress of stem cell therapy - and new methods which could lead to an eventual cure for multiple sclerosis and other degenerative diseases - has been published today


MS costs the EU economy €9 billion each year, largely due to the progressively disabling nature of the disease.  Until recently, therapy has focused upon using stem cells to replace oligodendrites, cells which produce myelin.

This approach, however, has had limited application in the treatment of MS.
The authors of the paper published in the Lancet, Professor Neil Scolding and a team from Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, UK, have suggested that new hope may lie in an increasingly advanced understanding of stem cells and their reparative properties.
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