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Can fasting improve MS symptoms?

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) can find an abundance of conflicting advice suggesting that special diets – everything from avoiding processed foods to going low-carb – will ease their symptoms. But the evidence is scanty that dietary changes can improve fatigue or other MS symptoms. “People hear these miraculous stories about patients recovering the ability

Stem cell transplants may induce long-term remission of multiple sclerosis

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 Encouraging results help set stage for larger studies. New clinical trial results provide evidence that high-dose immunosuppressive therapy followed by transplantation of a person's own blood-forming stem cells can induce sustained remission of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the central nervous system. “...these

Breakthrough Stem Cell Treatment Could ‘Halt’ Multiple Sclerosis

September 19, 2016 Scientists in Canada have developed a radical treatment that can potentially ‘halt’multiple sclerosis in its tracks. The breakthrough treatment involves effectively destroying a person’s immune system and then building it back up using stem cells. While risky, the process could even reverse the symptoms of aggressive MS. The scientists have warned however

MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression and allows repair

June 9, 2016 Clinical trial suggests chemo and blood stem cell combination therapy should be considered for people with early, aggressive MS A clinical trial published in The Lancet, a top medical journal, shows that an intensive procedure that completely wipes out the immune system and then regenerates a new one using blood stem cells can

More Promising Data on Stem Cell Transplant for MS

February 13, 2015 by Megan Brooks [Medscape Medical News] Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant (AHSCT) proved "unequivocally" superior to mitoxantrone in reducing imaging evidence of disease activity in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) refractory to conventional therapy in a phase 2 randomized controlled trial. Over 4 years, patients who received AHSCT experienced 79% fewer new T2 lesions compared

Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS Patients

by Nora Dunne on Feb 04, 2015 Stem cell transplantation reversed disability in patients with MS in an observational study led by Richard Burt, MD, chief of Medicine-Immunotherapy and Autoimmune Diseases. A preliminary Northwestern Medicine study suggests that nonmyeloablative hematopoietic stem cell transplantation may reverse disability and improve quality of life for patients with relapsing-remitting

Multiple sclerosis patients safely tolerated placental cells

Medical News Today, by Staff ~ October 1, 2014 Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) were able to safely tolerate treatment with cells cultured from human placental tissue, according to a study published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders. The study, which is the first of its kind, was conducted by researchers at Mount

Embryonic Stem Cells a Promising Treatment for MS

Bioscience Technology, Source: UConn ~ June 12, 2014 Scientists in the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program have identified a novel approach to treating multiple sclerosis (MS) using human embryonic stem cells, offering a promising new therapy for more than 2.3 million people suffering from the debilitating disease. The researchers demonstrated that the embryonic stem