Multiple sclerosis and stem cell therapy

Multiple sclerosis, known as MS, is a disease that can affect all nerves. It can cause problems with organs like eye, ear, muscles, and other basic body functions. The effects of the disease can be different for everyone. Which means that some have more severe symptoms than others.

MS is diagnosed when your immune system attacks the myelin (fatty material) of the nerve fiber. The fatty material is very important in signal transmission. Damage in signal transmission means your brain can’t send signals through your body correctly.

Cure for Multiple sclerosis

Researcher are looking for a cure for manny years now and a redical treatment seems to contain the answer.

Studies in animals have shown that mesenchymal stem cells can, under the right conditions, mature into myelin-producing cells that counter myelin loss in MS disease models. Adipose stem cells are adult mesenchymal stem cells that are found in fat tissue. They can be isolated and used in stem cell therapy. They have been widely used in clinical trials involving both autologous and allogenic models: over 700 clinical trials that include MSC transplantation procedures are currently registered.

The treatment is known as autologous adipose stem cell therapy. Doctors take stem cells from the patient adipose tissue ( adipose stem cell are found in large numbers in fat tissue) and use them in therapies to cure diseases like MS.

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