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PLS Patient Receives 3rd Stem Cell Therapy

PLS Patient Receives 3rd Stem Cell Treatment

Stem Cell Therapy for PLS Since being diagnosed with primary lateral sclerosis (PLS) in February of 2016, Sylvie has taken three trips to Thailand to receive stem cell treatment, finishing her most recent treatment in October of 2018. Before receiving stem cell therapy for PLS, her symptoms included spasticity in her arms … read more

Stem Cell Therapy for Crohn’s Disease Approved in Europe

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The European Commission has approved Alofisel, previously known as Cx601, a stem cell therapy that treats complex perianal fistulas, one of the most restricting complications of Crohn’s disease. Alofisel was developed by Belgian biotech company TiGenix, and is licensed to the Japanese pharma Takeda. It is the first stem cell … read more

Mice With Friedreich’s Ataxia Experience Nerve Cell Repair After Bone Marrow Transplants

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A study has found that bone marrow transplants can restore nerve cell damage in mice with Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), forming new nerve cells and improving movement. FA is a genetic disorder caused by an FXN gene mutation for frataxin. Frataxin is a protein that allows the mitochondria in cells to … read more