Sept 29, 2014
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, life-altering incurable disease, but an unprecedented treatment may have opened doors up for a successful treatment using cells from human placenta tissues. Researchers from Mount Sinai designed the treatment and have found patients were able to handle the treatment, and published their results in the journalMultiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.
"This is the first time placenta-derived cells have been tested as a possible therapy for multiple sclerosis," the study’s lead author Fred Lublin, Director of the Corinne Goldsmith Dickinson Center for Multiple Sclerosis, said in a press release. "The next step will be to study larger numbers of MS patients to assess efficacy of the cells, but we could be looking at a new frontier in treatment for the disease."