I am all confused about stem cell therapy. Does anyone have a good reference to read up on the options and outcomes? It seems to be coming up more and more on the MSRBlog out of Barts but I cant get all the options and results straight.
I also read this might not be a ‘one and done’ therapy. Is that true?
Did anyone see the research at A/Ectrims Boston about MS being caused by up to 400 genes- 130 or so that have been mapped to date? The more MS ‘genes’ you have the worse your disease (is the thinking)
If this is true then I dont understand the durability of stem cell therapy unless it is completely ablative and non-homogenous (donor) replacement cells.
And I thought patients were getting their own cells (are they washed?) back in the transfusion. If this is the case eventually your own dna would restore and drive new cell production and put you right back with the same immune system that allowed MS to develop in the first place.
Horribly confused here!
Thanks in advance 🙂