Scientists Use Stem Cells to Reverse Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis | 2009-04-24

It is being reported that scientists have used stem cells to reverse the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.

Multiple sclerosis is a debilatating disease that attacks the protective myeli of the spinal cord and central nervous system.

People with MS exhibit symptoms such as fatigue, difficulty talking, difficulty walking, and a lot of pain.

Currently there is no cure for the condition but scientists are working hard to find one, a fact that is evident by this recent news.

In a study, scientists used stem cells derived from the body fat of people with MS to inject back into their bodies, thus eleviating their symptoms.

A patient who had been suffering severe seizures related to his multiple sclerosis, had his painful seizures stop entirely when injected with stem cells.

Another patient continues to be able to walk and even ride a bike.

"While obviously no conclusions in terms of therapeutic efficacy can be drawn from these reports, this first clinical use of fat stem cells for treatment of MS supports further investigations into this very simple and easily-implementable treatment methodology," said Dr Boris Minev, from the University of California.

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