hot off the press

From the Tel-Aviv (Israel) Medical Center (courtesy of CTV.ca)...

Researchers are significantly helping MS patients (including a Canadian!) using the patients own stem cells. By removing mesenchymal stem cells from bone marrow, which can become heart tissue, bone or nerve cells, growing it in large quantities, and injecting it back into the patient...existing damaged nerve cells are being repaired. The key is that it must be done early in the disease, before irreversible changes occur.

***my own note, What is considered to be irreversible? How do they know?***

A specialist at an Ottawa hospital is hoping to speed up this research, and bring the treatment to Canada.

Even when I am just starting my day, someone, somewhere, is working on halting and helping MS.

Emily

2 comments:

corina said...
November 21, 2008 at 11:16 AM

another reason to move to ontari-ario?

Ladyfingers said...
November 21, 2008 at 11:45 AM

This certainly is reason to be encouraged. Yes Em, no matter what time of the day it is someone, somewhere is working on a cure. This cure should be available to anyone regardless of where they live. Do you miss Ontario Corina? We certainly miss you. The week was too short.

Mom XO

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