Dallas, TX -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/17/2014 -- In a recent high profile appearance on the well-respected U.S. talk show “The Dr. Oz Show,” renowned television news professionals Richard M. Cohen and his wife Meredith Viera announced that Cohen had recently benefited from a procedure to stem the progression of his Multiple Sclerosis and repair other manifestations of his chronic condition.
Cohen has lived with MS for nearly 40 years. As a result of the condition, he is legally blind and can no longer walk unassisted. For the experimental procedure, stem cells were extracted from his own bone marrow. After processing to maximize effectiveness, they will be injected into his spinal fluid.
For those living with MS, Spinal Cord Injury, and a host of other neurological conditions previously deemed “untreatable,” stem cell treatment holds out enormous potential and hope for not only stopping the progress of these diseases but actually turning back their debilitating effects by regenerating both myelin (nerve coverings) and axons (actual nerves).
Stem cells are unique, unspecialized cells in the body with the ability to differentiate into specialized cells for specific organs or develop into tissues. In some tissues, stem cells can regenerate to replace damaged cells. Specifically, adult stem cells maintain and repair organs and tissues throughout a person’s lifetime.
To date, commercial stem cell treatments have been used by over 30,000 patients with a success rate over 65%, and Multiple Sclerosis is among the more than 150 debilitating chronic conditions for which stem cells have proven effective. Among the current diseases and conditions treated by stem cells are Spinal Cord Injury, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancer, as well as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy, Renal Failure, and Arthritis.
A full list of diseases stem cells can help can be found on the website of the Repair Stem Cell Institute, often called “The Voice of Stem Cell Science” – www.repairstemcells.org. The Repair Stem Cell Institute (RSCI) is the world’s only stem cell patients’ advocacy group and is committed to assisting people to make educated choices about their medical conditions and treatments.
For more information about adult stem cells, stem cell treatment, diseases stem cells can help, and the top international stem cell treatment centers, the Repair Stem Cell Institute website offers a wealth of straightforward and unbiased information.
About The Repair Stem Cell Institute
The Repair Stem Cell Institute (http://www.repairstemcells.org) – the world’s only Stem Cell patients' advocacy group – is the one source for the 100% Truth About Stem Cells. RSCI’s mission is to Educate, Advocate, and Empower people and their loved ones to make educated choices that improve the quality and longevity of their lives without invasive surgery or dangerous drugs!
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