A recent video article on CBS Boston has highlighted a new and exciting potential use for stem cell therapy which could help sufferers of multiple sclerosis (MS).
The article features an interview with Dr. Mallika Marshall who reports on a new study which indicates that a single stem cell transplant could be a more powerful treatment for MS compared to some of the medications that are currently used to treat patients.
The study, which took place at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, measured the difference in the progression of MS in two groups of patients, one group which had received stem cell transplants and the other which had received traditional medication therapy. Observed over a 5-year period, the disease progression in the non-stem cell group was faster than the stem cell group.
Grace Century portfolio partner Provia Labs’ dental stem cell storage product Store-A-Tooth is specifically designed to harvest stem cells from children’s baby teeth, for many potential treatment usages in the future. This study on MS patients adds to the growing list of conditions which have the potential to be successfully treated by stem cells.
Grace Century President and Director of Research Scott Wolf commented “This is persuasive new information that stem cells can help MS patients and adds to the growing number of reasons to store the powerful young stem cells from your young healthy self, captured in children’s baby teeth”.