No mention of the words “stem cell” in the headline. No mention of stem cells until the 6th paragraph. Why make it so difficult for patients to find these articles? In any case, we eagerly await the results! -dg
“Stem cells can be morphed into any cell in the body. Patients like Quinn have bone marrow removed and the stem cells inside are then changed in the kind of stem cells found in the brain and spinal cord.
Those cells will then be injected directly into the spinal cord. The hope is that they will repair the insulation and perhaps even the wires underneath.”
FDA Approves Stem Cell Clinical Trial For Multiple Sclerosis
“To my knowledge, this is the first FDA-approved stem cell trial in the United States to investigate direct injection of stem cells into the cerebrospinal fluid of MS patients, and represents an exciting advance in MS research and treatment,” said Dr. Saud A. Sadiq, Senior Research Scientist at Tisch MS Research Center of New York and the study’s principal investigator.
The groundbreaking study will investigate a regenerative strategy using stem cells harvested from the patient’s own bone marrow. These stem cells will be injected intrathecally (into the cerebrospinal fluid surrounding the spinal cord) in 20 participants who meet the inclusion criteria for the trial. This will be an open label safety and tolerability study. All study activities will be conducted at the Tisch MS Research Center and affiliated International Multiple Sclerosis Management Practice (IMSMP).” via http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/fda-approves-stem-cell-clinical-trial-for-multiple-sclerosis-219553021.html
Meredith Vieira’s Family Health Battle
12/12/2013 – Dr Oz and Dr Tisch discuss MS and stem cells http://www.doctoroz.com/episode/meredith-vieiras-family-health-battle?