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How does stem transplant work in treating multiple sclerosis?

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How does it work? Doctors remove and store cells from your body that make blood. Then, you take chemotherapy drugs to wipe out your immune system. After that, your stem cells go back in your body. They travel to your bone marrow, where they make new blood cells, giving your immune system a fresh start.

Studies show that bone marrow stem cell transplants might help some people with MS. However, the treatment is still experimental.

From: Multiple Sclerosis Research Roundup WebMD Medical Reference

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant -- HSCT,” “Ending the Disease Forever,” “Multiple Sclerosis FAQs,” “News Release,” “Restoring What’s Been Lost,” “Searching for MS Genes,” “Stopping MS in its Tracks.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bone Marrow Transplant: Overview,” “Bone Marrow Transplant: Why it’s done.”

National Institutes of Health: “Nanotechnology at NIH.”

Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin : “Nanomedicine in Central Nervous System (CNS) Disorders: A Present and Future Prospective.”

ACS Nano : “Custom cerium oxide nanoparticles protect against a free radical mediated autoimmune degenerative disease in the brain.”

PNAS : “In vivo nanoparticle imaging of innate immune cells can serve as a marker of disease severity in a model of multiple sclerosis.”

Journal of Immunotoxicology : “Application of nanomedicine for crossing the blood-brain barrier: Theranostic opportunities in multiple sclerosis.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant -- HSCT,” “Ending the Disease Forever,” “Multiple Sclerosis FAQs,” “News Release,” “Restoring What’s Been Lost,” “Searching for MS Genes,” “Stopping MS in its Tracks.”

Mayo Clinic: “Bone Marrow Transplant: Overview,” “Bone Marrow Transplant: Why it’s done.”

National Institutes of Health: “Nanotechnology at NIH.”

Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin : “Nanomedicine in Central Nervous System (CNS) Disorders: A Present and Future Prospective.”

ACS Nano : “Custom cerium oxide nanoparticles protect against a free radical mediated autoimmune degenerative disease in the brain.”

PNAS : “In vivo nanoparticle imaging of innate immune cells can serve as a marker of disease severity in a model of multiple sclerosis.”

Journal of Immunotoxicology : “Application of nanomedicine for crossing the blood-brain barrier: Theranostic opportunities in multiple sclerosis.”

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 05, 2019

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