Scripps: Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS in Mouse Model

Scripps: Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS in Mouse Model

Scripps: Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for MS in Mouse Model

Mice crippled by an autoimmune disease similar to multiple sclerosis (MS) regained the ability to walk and run after a team of researchers led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), University of Utah and University of California (UC), Irvine implanted human stem cells into their injured spinal cords.

Remarkably, the mice recovered even after their bodies rejected the human stem cells. “When we implanted the human cells into mice that were paralyzed, they got up and started walking a couple of weeks later, and they completely recovered over the next several months,” said study co-leader Jeanne Loring, a professor of developmental neurobiology at TSRI.

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