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Philippa Russell, Public Engagement Officer at the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, introduces the insitute's new campaign to raise awareness about stem cell research on blood cancer, myelin repair and brain repair.
As part of an international clinical trial, researchers at the Sheffield Teaching Hospital recently reported interesting developments in multiple sclerosis therapy. Using the patients’ own blood stem cells, the scientists were able to reboot their immune system, therefore preventing autoreactive immune cells from further attacks on their fragile nervous system.