Stem cells reverse MS?

According to researchers at Northwestern 
University in Chicago, doses of a subject's own stem cells reset the immune system and reversed any disability of early stages Multiple Sclerorsis.

All subjects in the study had the particular type of MS that does come and go. Three years after the treatment the ongoing results were very positive. Richard Burt, an associate professor in the division of immunotherapy at
 Northwestern, and the lead author of the study published in the 
British journal The Lancet Neurology, said, “This is the first study to show reversal of disability. Some people had complete
 disappearance of all symptoms."

Researchers are using stem cells from people's own bodies instead of embryonic stem cells to treat conditions such as heart disease and to reconstruct tissue such as women's breasts after mastectomy.

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Adapted for by Mark O'Brien

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