6 August - 12 August
These are links to news stories from the last week that may be of interest to people in the UK. The link beneath each item will take you to the original story.
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New technique to kill off immune system prior to stem cell transplant
Researchers in the States have developed a new technique to kill off the immune system in mice. It is suggested that this could eventually be used in MS stem cell therapy which currently requires treatment with powerful chemotherapy drugs. This is an interesting line of research, but there is still a lot of work needed to translate this approach to a clinical treatment.
MS Trust link: A short guide to stem cell therapy for MS