Stem cell transplant for multiple sclerosis (MS) has been a subject of great interest to scientists, physicians, and patients. The status of stem cell therapy is a common question posed by patients at their annual MS visit, usually as a parting query. Most patients have a vague concept of stem cell therapy, typically one that has been molded by a perception that stem cell therapy is regenerative. Therapies that promote regeneration of lost myelin and axons are all but absent from the current armamentarium of neurologists.
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