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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 https://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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