Friday, April 24, 2009

Can multiple sclerosis be beaten by fat cells?

By Bob Unruh © 2009 WorldNetDaily A new report on advances by a San Francisco research and development company working with stem cells says it may be possible to slow or repair the physical nerve deterioration caused by the incurable multiple sclerosis by treating it with fat. According to a statement from Medistem Inc., which previously reported a medical advance that would make the use of embryonic stem cells unnecessary, three patients treated with the new fat procedures "showed dramatic improvement in their condition." That's according to Dr. Boris Minev from the division of neurosurgery at the University of California-San Diego. He worked with Dr. Thomas Ichim of Medistem on the project. "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," Minev said. [Continue reading]
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