Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Multiple sclerosis stem cell therapy guidelines launched

Posted on the MS Trust website:10 May 2010 - BioNews

On 6 May 2010, the journal Nature Reviews Neurology published a new report about the future of multiple sclerosis (MS). The guidelines focus on the use of stem cell therapy.
They were written by a group of international experts on the disease, and agreed upon by various MS societies, following a meeting in London in May 2009 where an international consensus was reached.

The report underlies several key points. First it outlines different types of stem cell therapies for MS and how each has worked in the past. Then it also lists different delivery methods for those therapies, and how those therapies should be evaluated in terms of efficacy and safety.