Over the past 38 days, we’ve celebrated a slightly extended version of MS Awareness Month by exploring how stem cells are being used to treat MS. If you missed any of it, here’s the recap.
In our multi-part series on the Canadian MS Bone Marrow Transplant Research Study, we heard from researchers who are re-growing the immune systems of patients with MS using stem cells. We also heard from the people behind the scenes of the study, as well as a few of the patients:
- Study leaders Drs. Mark Freedman and Harry Atkins spoke about the science behind the treatment and the surprising results
- Jennifer Molson, Sue-Anne Lecompte and Cathy Nabuurs shared their experiences as patients in the study and how stem cells have transformed their lives
- Marjorie Bowman gave us a behind the scenes look at how this study got started and how it has evolved over the past 10 years
We also celebrated World MS Day and posted lots of resources about MS and stem cells, like this Stem Cell and MS Animation, this video featuring Dr. Sam Weiss on Reversing Stroke and MS and the Stem Cell Network MS Patient Summary.