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Britt’s fight against multiple sclerosis hits home for UNCW | StarNewsOnline.com | Star-News | Wilmington, NC

In ALL ARTICLES, CELEBRITIES & STEM CELLS, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on April 15, 2009 at 9:00 pm

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Britt’s fight against multiple sclerosis hits home for UNCW

Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 5:38 p.m.

Last Modified: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 at 5:38 p.m.

Bryan Britt is foremost on the minds of us who know him. We remember his prodigious home runs, first at Laney High School and later at UNC-Wilmington, where he holds both the career and single season records.

It is also why we also are saddened as he suffers from multiple sclerosis, which erodes the immune system and is considered irreversible.

From a special that aired on Today on NBC, Britt learned of an experimental treatment for MS, using bone marrow for a stem cell transplant to reset the immune system. Treatment also involves chemotherapy.

According to a Reuters story, 81 percent of patients in the early studies exhibited improvement.

According to the Reuters story, another study of 17 patients in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, also with MS in the aggressive stage, showed signs of remission two years following transplants.

via Britt’s fight against multiple sclerosis hits home for UNCW | StarNewsOnline.com | Star-News | Wilmington, NC.

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