Doctors Reverse Severe MS With Stem Cells
Gareth Andrews / 4 years ago
We’ve heard of a lot of issues and illnesses being helped and supported by science and technology. From being able to make new organs, either by growing them or 3D printing them, to using mechanical trousers and exoskeletons to help people walk, science and technology have helped thousands. Now it looks like it may be able to help even more, with the first case of severe multiple sclerosis (MS) being reversed and eliminated completely in a person.
Jennifer Molson suffered from MS when she decided to participate in a study back in 2002. The next clinical trial spanned 13 years and saw the use of stem cells to help not just reverse but to completely eliminate MS from her body. With the study taking on 24 people, 70 percent saw the disease
With the study taking on 24 people, 70 percent saw the disease either halt or reverse completely. Molson originally couldn’t even walk or feed herself, now she is able to drive, run, ski and kayak, with none of the symptoms for MS reappearing over the past 14 years.
Many are calling it a cure, but the new treatment is not without risks. It’s hoped that the new treatment could be the start of a range of treatments to help victims of MS.