Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Renewable energy being discouraged by states that could produce 35 percent of Americas energy
Read about which states are sabotaging solar energy development, and my home state of Wisconsin is one of them.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Myelin repair and stem cells get attention at AAN Meeting: MS Connection

Myelin repair and stem cells get attention at AAN Meeting: MS Connection: Tremendous advances in the understanding and treatment of MS were presented last week at the AAN Meeting in Vancouver. One of the areas getting the most attention was myelin repair. Myelin...

Another approach to myelin repair is the transplantation of myelin repair promoting stem cells. Advances in this approach were reported by Dr. Saud Sadiq from the Tisch MS Center in New York, who is attempting to promote myelin repair by transplantation of bone marrow derived stem cells into the spinal cord. Dr. Sadiq presented preliminary findings from treatment of 13 people with progressive forms of MS. He reported no serious adverse events so far (the trial has not yet been completed). There are also hints that some people may be responding to the treatment. But the trial is not designed to detect a clinical benefit, so caution should be used when interpreting these results. I look forward to the completion of this study and the publication of the full results