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This issue focus’ on stem cells and remyelination in MS. Understanding research involving stem cells is complicated. In this issue of MS in focus we have brought together leading scientists who present a comprehensible picture of what is known about stem cells at this time, and of where the efforts of scientists around the world are focused. Our hope is that the content of this issue will provide readers with a better understanding of how progress in research is bringing us closer to new therapeutic strategies for people with MS.


  • Stem cells: understanding their role in treating MS
  • Mesenchymal stem cells: promises and reality
  • Neural stem cells for myelin repair in MS
  • Human embryonic stem cells: an experimental and therapeutic resource?
  • Haematopoietic stem cell therapy: can we repair the immune system in MS?
  • Remyelination: the next treatment target for MS?
  • Building a policy on stem cells in MS
  • Your questions answered
  • Interview: Dr Pablo Villoslada
  • Stem cells online survey results


Published: 2008

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