Stem cell therapy for multiple sclerosis

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Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system destroys the myelin that surrounds nerve fibers, inhibiting nerve impulses, impairing mobility and vision and causing fatigue and pain. Many researchers, including Thomas Lane (then working at University of California, Irvine) and Jeanne Loring (The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA), work to develop better treatments for the disease. “I would love to see something that could promote repair and ease the burden that patients with MS [multiple sclerosis] have,” explained Lane in a press release.

Lab Anim. (NY) 43, 225 (2014).
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