Scientists proclaim MS treatment breakthrough after dramatic test results – but with small group so far

14 Jul

Latin Scientists

Scientists proclaim MS treatment breakthrough after dramatic test results – but with small group so far

Therapy involves extracting patient’s white blood cells that are mixed with proteins and re-infused        web-MS-rexScientists are claiming a breakthrough in the treatment of multiple sclerosis after an experimental therapy given to a small group of patients had dramatic results.

The therapy involved extracting white blood cells from the patients which were mixed with proteins and re-infused producing a 50-75 per cent reduction in the body’s immune response.

In multiple sclerosis the immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerve fibres causing symptoms ranging from numbness to paralysis.

The new therapy halted the destruction of myelin without affecting the rest of the immune system.

The patients were treated in Hamburg, Germany, using the therapy which is the outcome of 30 years laboratory research. It was tested for safety on nine patients by a…

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