Stem Cells the “Magic Cells” a treatment for MS?

Posted on July 28, 2018 by:

Stem Cells have been given the nickname of “Magic Cells.” This is because unlike other cells, stem cells are undifferentiated, especially in early stages of growth and development; giving them the remarkable ability to differentiate or essentially “become” any cell necessary. Stem cells are also able to self-regenerate and renew through cell-division, which makes them key players in groundbreaking medical treatments for life-threatening diseases. 

 
Recent research using stem cells to treat Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has shown remarkable results. MS is an autoimmune disease that disrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body. Often times, the myelin is compared to the insulation coating that surrounds electrical wires.  When the surrounding protective myelin is damaged and the nerve fibers are exposed, the messages traveling along the nerve become slow or potentially blocked. Stem Cells are being used to repair the myelin and restore the quality of life to those people affected by this disease. 
 
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