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Stem Cells May Move to the Front Line Against Multiple Sclerosis

Updated: Mar 9, 2023

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective coating that surrounds nerve fibers, leading to various symptoms such as numbness, difficulty walking, fatigue, and vision problems. MS affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide, and there is currently no cure for the disease. However, recent research has shown promising results in using stem cells to treat MS.

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the ability to develop into different types of cells in the body. They can be found in various tissues, including bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, and adipose tissue. Stem cells have the potential to repair damaged tissues and regenerate new cells, making them a promising candidate for treating various diseases, including MS.

In a recent study published in the journal Stem Cell Reports, researchers from the University of Cambridge used stem cells to treat mice with MS-like symptoms. The researchers used mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from bone marrow and adipose tissue. MSCs have the ability to modulate the immune system and promote tissue repair. The researchers found that the MSCs were effective in reducing inflammation and promoting nerve repair in the mice.

In another study published in the journal JAMA Neurology, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, used hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) to treat patients with MS. HSCs are found in bone marrow and have the ability to differentiate into different types of blood cells, including immune cells. The researchers used a chemotherapy treatment to wipe out the patients' immune systems and then used HSCs to rebuild the immune system. The researchers found that the treatment was effective in reducing disease activity and improving symptoms in the patients.

Stem cell therapy shows promising results in treating MS by reducing inflammation and promoting tissue repair. Note however, insurance does not cover these therapies as they are considered experimental and results are not guaranteed.

Infinite Health IMC’s regenerative medicine approaches to MS have also shown to provide transformative results. For more information visit and schedule a free discovery call with one of our wellness coordinators this week.

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