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What do I need to know about stem cells transplant in treating multiple sclerosis (MS)?

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These are the only cells in your body with the power to create new types of cells. For example, your blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle, and bone all come from stem cells.

People who need new, healthy cells to fight a disease like cancer often get bone marrow stem cell transplants. This procedure can help rebuild your immune system by producing new blood cells. You might hear your doctor call it:

  • Stem cell transplant
  • Bone marrow transplant
  • HSCT (hematopoietic stem cell transplantation)

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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