Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Adult Stem Cells Yield “Miraculous Results” as They Reverse Condition of Patients With MS
Life News ^ | Jan 19, 2016 | David Prentice,

Posted on 01/21/2016 7:24:19 PM PST by kathsua

The U.K. press are reporting heartening results for the use of adult stem cells to treat relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), including descriptions of “remarkable” improvements and “miraculous” results. Yet this is not hype; these are descriptions from some of the doctors themselves, who treated the patients, made detailed examinations of their progress, and scientifically validated the observations.

The results are part of an FDA-approved, ongoing clinical trial, with collaborations between investigators in the U.S., U.K., Sweden and Brazil. The phase 3 trial originally started in 2006, and has been adding patients and observing results since that time.

The adult stem cell treatment procedure was developed by Dr. Richard Burt of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and is a variation of some standard cancer treatments. MS is an autoimmune condition, where some of the body’s immune cells have gone rogue and started to attack the body’s own nervous tissue, leading to the neurological symptoms seen with MS.

Patients have their adult stem cells collected from bone marrow or blood, then receive chemotherapy to kill the rogue immune cells. After this conditioning step, the patient’s adult stem cells are re-infused into their body and make their home in the bone marrow, where they produce fresh immune cells. The process acts to “reboot” the immune system. Dr. Burt had published promising results in 2009 from an early trial for patients with the relapsing-remitting form of MS.

Follow on Instagram for pro-life pictures and the latest pro-life news.

In early 2015, the international group reported some of their own initial results with relapsing-remitting MS patients that were surprising. Not only did the adult stem cell reboot stop disease progression, but it actually reversed the neurological disability for many patients. As their peer-reviewed publication in JAMA noted, no FDA-approved therapy has reversed MS symptoms or improved quality of life for these patients. But the adult stem cell treatment which they administered improved the neurological condition of the patients, in some cases putting them into a remission from the MS. Dr. Burt noted that this is the only therapy to date shown to reverse neurologic deficits in relapsing-remitting MS.

A separate U.K. research team is testing the use of adult stem cells for progressive MS. The team, led by Dr. Neil J. Scolding at the University of Bristol, had previously published promising results from a preliminary safety trial in the use of a patient’s own bone marrow adult stem cells for MS. In 2015, they published the design of an expanded clinical trial with potential to treat progressive MS. The FDA-approved phase 2 trial, which differs from the relapsing-remitting trial in that no chemotherapy conditioning is used, is currently recruiting patients.

In the current update of the trial for relapsing-remitting MS, the patients are the stars. Patients such as Steven Storey, a marathon runner who became wheelchair-bound and virtually paralyzed. He tells how four months after the treatment he could stand, and within ten months did a mile-long swim and could walk again. Another patient, Holly Drewry, also became wheelchair-bound from her MS. She started to notice changes in her strength just days after her treatment, and soon walked out of the hospital.

Adult stem cells are the gold standard for patients, providing ethical, successful stem cell treatments. Over a million people around the globe have now received validated adult stem cell therapies, and the number is multiplying rapidly. You can see more patient stories at

LifeNews Note: Dr. David A. Prentice is Vice President and Research Director at the Charlotte Lozier Institute.

TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: medicine; ms; prolife; stemcells
This probably won't get much attention in the liberal media because it doesn't involve embryonic stem cells.
1 posted on 01/21/2016 7:24:19 PM PST by kathsua
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kathsua
If you feel like it, join in the Free Republic Caucus (each day)

Thank you.  Be sure to read the rules and follow them so your candidate will benefit from your vote.

LINK to Caucus 01/21/2016

Results of yesterday's Free Republic Caucus.  LINK

Folks, if you haven't already and can manage it now, please support the FReepathon.  Thank you.  LINK

We've very lucky to have this forum where we can debate the issues of the day.

2 posted on 01/21/2016 7:28:30 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Free Republic Caucus: vote daily / watch for the thread / Starts 01/20 midnight to midnight EDST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

Japanese researchers have succeeded in backing up a patients own adult stem cells, back to a stage where they can be brought forward down a different cell line.

3 posted on 01/21/2016 7:33:23 PM PST by MHGinTN (Is it really all relative, Mister Einstein?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: kathsua

My mom died of complications related to MS.

Too late for her, but this is wonderful news for others.

God bless ya mom.

4 posted on 01/21/2016 7:35:11 PM PST by Lazamataz (If the Oregon occupiers are occupying a National Wildlife REFUGE, are they not now REFUGEES?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndreconmarine; Fitzcarraldo; Covenantor; Mother Abigail; EBH; Dog Gone; ...

Not catching...Adult Stem Cell ping (MS treatment).

5 posted on 01/21/2016 7:39:41 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Smokin' Joe
Glad you put this article out there. I sent it to a friend of mine with MS. What I find pretty awesome about this SCT (Stem Cell Transplant) is that the procedure uses the patients own Stem Cells. Then they basically destroy the bone marrow via high dose chemo and then put the saved Stem cells back in.

This is different than what's called an Allo SCT - which uses doner cells. When you use donor cells, there are many more complications to recovery - taking immune suppressant drugs, developing rejection issues, etc.

So, yes! This is awesome and she really found it hopeful.

6 posted on 01/21/2016 8:07:20 PM PST by HollyB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Smokin' Joe

Now THIS is really encouraging!

7 posted on 01/22/2016 7:50:47 AM PST by Thud
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: kathsua


8 posted on 01/23/2016 6:28:22 AM PST by preacher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kathsua

thanks so much for this OP.

9 posted on 01/25/2016 7:42:53 PM PST by cycjec
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson