This question just came in from an MS patient: "What can you tell me about stem cells? I know they are still under research but is it being researched for stopping progression of primary MS? Someone is on my back to do this and I am not too keen on it."
There are many different types of stem cells that are being studied in MS patients. Most are intended to reset the immune response against the nervous system in MS while others, in earlier stages of development, are intended to repair damage in the nervous system. None have been proven more effective than current treatments at halting disease progression, the main goal of treatment. These treatments should only be considered experimental in MS patients at this time.
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