Skip to comments.MS damage washed away by stream of young blood
Posted on 01/15/2012 12:48:11 AM PST by LibWhacker
A FOUNTAIN of youthful cells reverses the damage found in diseases like multiple sclerosis, a study in mice reveals.
Nerve cells lose their electrically insulating myelin sheath as MS develops. New myelin-generating cells can be produced from stem cells, but the process loses efficiency with age.
Julia Ruckh at the University of Cambridge, and colleagues, have found a way to reverse the age-related efficiency loss. They linked the bloodstreams of young mice to old mice with myelin damage. Exposure to youthful blood reactivated stem cells in the old mice, boosting myelin generation.
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Today, I will be seeing a woman whose daughter was robbed of an active, full life by MS. If this pans out, it will mean hope for millions.
Young blood rejuvenates? I've heard rumors to that effect.
There seems to be lots of stuff that works on mice but not on humans.
If there is a requirement that something work on mice before being tested on humans, then we will only see cures that work on mice and humans, and will not see anything that works on humans but not on mice.
Oh yes, it’s great being a lab rat...
1. Three square meals a day
2. Lots of exercise
3. Funky rodent lovin every night
4. No cats, hawks or dogs
5. Lots of attention
6. Most of all, YOUR DISEASES ARE CURED!!!
Just one slight problem. You never get to enjoy your pension or retirement benefits because the “da man” gotta slice you up in something called an “autopsy”.
There’s always a catch ;-)
That's because the etiology of most diseases is a bit more complicated than an infectious agent. Even most infectious diseases are more complicated than polio or smallpox. It takes a lot of research to understand the cause of these diseases, and then a lot more to figure out a good way to treat the diseases.
I know a few people fighting MS. Does anyone know anything about this magazine? Clicking on their ‘magazine’ tab on their site shows 3 example covers featuring...electric cars, the end of civilization and global warming.
Not psychobabble. It's just a reflection of how slow scientific progress is, especially in the biological sciences. Leprosy, for example, has been known for thousands of years, but the causative agent was only identified in the late 1800s, and a curative treatment was only developed in the 1980s.
In the case of Muscular Dystrophy, all of that money spent on research has allowed us to determine that there are several genetic defects that cause it, and some of the specific defects have been identified. Now, the challenge is to devise a way to treat genetic diseases, a topic of active research.
I came across this video about how this lady beat her MS with the paleo diet. It’s very interesting and informative.
No audio on this computer, unfortunately, but was able to find lots of articles about the link between the paleo diet and MS (and lots of other diseases as well) with Google. Fascinating, thanks.
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