Stem cells appear to treat multiple sclerosis-like condition in mice

05/8/2014 | American News Report

Human stem cells transplanted into severely disabled mice seemed to reverse a multiple sclerosis-like condition. Despite rejecting the cells, the mice regained motor skills within two weeks and had fewer immune attacks on their myelin. Researchers say the findings could lead to therapies that don't require infusions of cells. "Rather than having to engraft stem cells into a patient, which can be challenging, we might be able to put those chemical signals into a drug that can be used to deliver the therapy much more easily," said lead researcher Tom Lane. The study will be reported in the journal Stem Cell Reports.

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