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Milan, Italy study used stem cells derived from mouse skin tissue to treat MS – Lima multiple sclerosis | Examiner.com

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on November 5, 2013 at 2:25 pm
Milan, Italy study used stem cells derived from mouse skin tissue to treat MS

 

An experiment was published Tuesday in Nature Communications by researchers at San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan and the University of Milan in Italy, that showed they were able to reduce nervous system damage in mice.

Milan, Italy study used stem cells derived from mouse skin tissue to treat MS – Lima multiple sclerosis | Examiner.com.

CellNEWS: Scientists Learn How Stem Cell Implants Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injury

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on January 22, 2012 at 9:20 am

“In this study, we found that our stem cell transplantation both prevents further axonal injury and promotes axonal regrowth, through a number of previously unknown molecular mechanisms.”

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Scientists Learn How Stem Cell Implants Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injury  
Friday, 13 January 2012

For years, researchers seeking new therapies for traumatic brain injury have been tantalized by the results of animal experiments with stem cells. In numerous studies, stem cell implantation has substantially improved brain function in experimental animals with brain trauma. But just how these improvements occur has remained a mystery.

Now, an important part of this puzzle has been pieced together by researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In experiments with both laboratory rats and an apparatus that enabled them to simulate the impact of trauma on human neurons, they identified key molecular mechanisms by which implanted human neural stem cells — stem cells that are in the process of developing into neurons but have not yet taken their final form — aid recovery from traumatic axonal injury.
A significant component of traumatic brain injury, traumatic axonal injury involves damage to axons and dendrites, the filaments that extend out from the bodies of the neurons. The damage continues after the initial trauma, since the axons and dendrites respond to injury by withdrawing back to the bodies of the neurons.
“Axons and dendrites are the basis of neuron-to-neuron communication, and when they are lost, neuron function is lost,” said UTMB professor Ping Wu, lead author of a paper on the research appearing in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

“In this study, we found that our stem cell transplantation both prevents further axonal injury and promotes axonal regrowth, through a number of previously unknown molecular mechanisms.”

 

Read more: CellNEWS: Scientists Learn How Stem Cell Implants Help Heal Traumatic Brain Injury.

SCOTLAND JUMPS INTO STEM CELL CLINICAL TRIALS

In ALL ARTICLES on July 29, 2010 at 12:11 pm

This video shows the Health Minister of Scotland discussing current stem clinical trials in Scotland for stroke and for eye repair.  It’s significant that they are in the stem cell game.  One more country recognizing the power of stem cells.

p.s.  It’s a short video and armed with my explanation above, you probably know everything you need to know without even watching it – http://video.forbes.com/fvn/tech/scotland-stem-cell-edge

 

And now for your viewing pleasure…a pic of Cuillin Mountains in Scotland

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Other STROKE articles:

  1. http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/09/21/autologous-neural-stem-cells-benefit-parkinson%e2%80%99s-patients-adultstemcell-com/
  2. http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2010/09/20/stem-cell-treatment-for-stroke-and-traumatic-brain-injury-wholewellness-net/
  3. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=can-stem-cells-block-stroke-damage
  4. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110831160216.htm

BBC News – Frenchay Hospital trials offer MS stem cell hopes

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on June 16, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Almost missed this article from May 5th.  Good results. Confirms what we already know.  Bone marrow stem cells…

“increased nerve function by up to 20%.”

This is backed up by 58 articles from http://repairstemcell.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/multiple-sclerosis-and-stem-cells-need-more-info/ (There are more. This list is as of Sept, 09′) and a number of clinical trials. – dg

Frenchay Hospital trials offer MS stem cell hopes

Scientist examining tissue culture

The study has been carried out at the Burden Centre in Frenchay Hospital

Clinical trials on six multiple sclerosis (MS) patients who have had stem cell injections have produced “encouraging” results, scientists say.

The trials, which are thought to be a world first,

World first??!! What about the 23 MS/Stem Cell trials listed here: http://clinicaltrial.gov/ct2/results?term=multiple+sclerosis+stem+cell – dg

are taking place at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol.

The six were injected with stem cells harvested from their own bone marrow. Research found this increased nerve function by up to 20%.

…Liz Allison, one of the volunteers being studied, said: “My long-term hope is that stem cell research will be a cure for MS and will be available for everyone who is afflicted with this disease.

“It has the added benefit of being a relatively pain-free procedure and having no side effects.”

via BBC News – Frenchay Hospital trials offer MS stem cell hopes.

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