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Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus, Research, Rheumatoid Arthritis

New Stem Cell Therapy Could Control Autoimmune Conditions

ScienceDaily (Apr. 26, 2012) — A new study, appearing in Cell Stem Cell and led by researchers at the University of Southern California, outlines the specifics of how autoimmune disorders can be controlled by infusions of mesenchymal stem cells.

Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are highly versatile stem cells that originate from the mesoderm, or middle layer of tissue, in a developing embryo. MSC can be isolated from many different kinds of human tissue, including bone marrow and the umbilical cord.

Principal investigator Songtao Shi, professor at the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology, said that recent studies have shown the benefits of administering MSC to patients with immune-related disorders such as graft versus host disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.

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2 thoughts on “New Stem Cell Therapy Could Control Autoimmune Conditions

  1. Certainly a very interesting article that can possibly give some ray of hope to patients and their families dealing with ai diseases.

    Posted by GaGa | April 27, 2012, 9:12 am

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