Treating Autoimmune Diseases With Stem Cell Therapy

When the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy cells, the results can be debilitating. This is what life is like for those with autoimmune diseases. There are more than 80 types of autoimmune diseases, and most treatments focus on controlling the symptoms, not healing. New treatments using stem cells are now being clinically studied at stem cell therapy practices around …

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Allogeneic mesenchymal stem cell treatment alleviates experimental and clinical Sjögren syndrome

Sjögren syndrome (SS) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by dry mouth and eyes, and the cellular and molecular mechanisms for its pathogenesis are complex. Here we reveal, for the first time, that bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in SS-like NOD/Ltj mice and human patients were defective in immunoregulatory functions. Read More About Allogeneic Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatment

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Stem Cells and Anti-Aging

You don’t have to have something “wrong with you” to benefit from stem cell therapy.  Stem cells are being used more frequently for anti-aging.  Since aging is propelled by inflammation and stem cells are used as immune system modulators, there is “tremendous promise” in using stem cells for decreasing systemic inflammation and, thus, for anti-aging purposes. DOWNLOAD PDF

Autologous mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis

More than half of patients with multiple sclerosis have progressive disease characterised by accumulating disability. The absence of treatments for progressive multiple sclerosis represents a major unmet clinical need. On the basis of evidence that mesenchymal stem cells have a beneficial effect in acute and chronic animal models of multiple sclerosis, we aimed to assess the safety and efficacy of …

Zinc Deficiency Linked to Immune System Response, Specifically Inflammation

Zinc has a long history known as the mineral of the immune system. New research from Oregon State University demonstrated that it appears to affect how the immune system responds to inflammation. A zinc deficiency may play a role in chronic diseases that involve inflammation, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. I see this deficiency frequently on plasma zinc …

People with MS may have lower levels of certain nutrients

According to a newly released study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 67th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC this April, women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as folate and vitamin E, than healthy people. This study was supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and …