Our expert says:
Stem Cell Guest Expert
Pre-clinical experimental studies have shown that it is possible to use stem cells to generate the cells in the nervous system that are destroyed in multiple sclerosis. However, these studies have not yet been translated into clinical practice. Bone marrow transplantation has been performed in several hundred carefully selected patients with multiple sclerosis around the world, in an attempt to restore normal immune function to the patients (autoimmunity is an important component of multiple sclerosis). However, this has not yet been translated into routine clinical practice.
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