Friday, January 30, 2009

Stem Cells Cure MS ??

Article in The Independent today regarding a successful trial of stem cell implants in MS patients All 21 in the trial had their MS stopped in it's track and in some case reversed. Keep in mind all the participants were young and in the early stages of MS. They were also taking Alemtuzumab, (wouldn't be great if these drugs had simple names ?) so it is unclear how the drug effected the results . Still with all the gloomy news these days something to hope for.
Here's The Lancet article (warning: heavy nerding in this one)

3 comments:

Merelyme said...

Yes I have been hearing about all this...I am hopeful that good things are in store for us. Twenty years ago...this all would be unheard of.

herrad said...

Hi Carole,

Thanks for this post.
Roll on stem cell research hope it will be the way to stop and reverse MS.
Love,
Herrad

Taxingwoman said...

Yes Ladies we can only hope ! Positive news though I think