stem cells

stem cells

Cellular Therapy Laboratory - video tour

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The Manitoba Centre for Advanced Cell & Tissue Therapy at Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg was developed specifically for the needs of the MEsenchymal Stem cell therapy for CAnadian MS patients (MESCAMS) trial. Background: The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and the Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation recently announced a $4.2 million grant in support of the MEsenchymal Stem cell therapy for CAnadian MS patients (MESCAMS) study led by Dr. Mark S. Freedman (Ottawa Hospital Research Institute / University of Ottawa), who is also the principal investigator at the Ottawa site, along with the principal investigator of the Winnipeg site Dr. James J. Marriott (University of Manitoba) and colleagues. Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) – found in many places in the body including the bone marrow, skin and fat – have been demonstrated to suppress inflammation and repair nerve tissue, positioning them as promising candidates for the treatment of MS. As a number of pioneering small studies have established the safety of administering MSC in humans, the excitement surrounding MESCAMS is profound. MESCAMS will provide more definitive answers regarding the use of MSC to treat persons living with MS. http://www.hsc.mb.ca/researchMSClinic.html