In January of this year, news about stem cells harvested from a patients own cells reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis made headlines in many major newspapers. In a study, researchers used stem cells derived from the body fat of people with MS to inject back into their bodies. One patient who had been suffering severe seizures related to his multiple sclerosis saw dramatic improvement. Another patient continues to be able to walk and even ride a bike.
“While obviously no conclusions in terms of therapeutic efficacy can be drawn from these reports, this first clinical use of fat stem cells for treatment of MS supports further investigations into this very simple and easily-implementable treatment methodology,” said Dr Boris Minev, from the University of California.