MS was diagnosed for the first time in 1849. Since then, researchers have been unveiling new discoveries about the disease. Much of this research focuses on stopping disease activity, repairing the nervous system and preventing MS. While there is no known cure for MS, these continued efforts by researchers are moving us closer to a world free of MS.
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Researchers pave way for the first coordinated international approach to MS stem cell research.
The guidelines, developed by an international panel of MS experts with input from MS Societies around the world, spell out hope for the future of MS stem cell research and debunk myths about overseas stem cell clinics claiming to cure the condition. The paper appears in the May 6, 2010 issue of Nature Reviews Neurology.
The consensus is timely, since small-scale trials of stem cells, such as adult mesenchymal stem cells (from bone marrow and other bodily tissues), are already underway or in planning stages for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
A public information booklet on stem cells, “Stem Cell Therapies in MS,” produced in partnership by MS Societies from the UK, USA, Italy, France and Australia and the MS International Federation, summarizes the current status of stem cell research in MS and frequently asked questions, and is available to download (.pdf).