Multiple Sclerosis Stem Cell Research

Traditional multiple sclerosis research has focused on blocking the immune cells in the relapsing remitting form of the disease; however, there is still no treatment that can repair the damage multiple sclerosis causes in brain cells or prevent further damage from happening. Animal models and genomic research have provided some insights, but these technologies are severely limited. To shed light on the causes of multiple sclerosis, scientists must study the actual cells damaged in the brain, previously only possible through highly invasive brain biopsies. Through stem cell research, NYSCF addresses this critical need, by developing a relevant system in which factors influencing multiple sclerosis can be properly dissected in the actual cells affected in the disease.

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