Stem Cell Treatment Shows Promise as Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Author: Rose Rimler
Date Published: March-2016
Source: Healthline

Twenty years ago, Dr. Alan Tyndall, a rheumatologist at University Hospital in Basel, Switzerland, was faced with giving a 37-year-old mother a grim diagnosis. Scleroderma, the autoimmune disease that pumps excess collagen into the body, was turning her pulmonary arteries into stone. The disease would be fatal. Even a lung transplant couldn’t save her. So Tyndall and his colleagues, including hematologist Dr. Alois Gratwohl, came up with a bold plan.