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Risky Treatment Can Stop Multiple Sclerosis for Years

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Source: Bioethics.com.

Source: Bioethics.com.

February 21, 2017

(BBC) – A multiple sclerosis treatment being tested in patients can stop the disease for at least five years, say doctors. The risky therapy involves wiping out the person’s immune system with strong cancer drugs and then rebooting it with a stem cell transplant. Doctors say only some patients will be suitable to try it, particularly because it is so high risk. Out of 281 people who had the treatment, nearly half benefited, but eight died shortly afterwards.

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Can Craig Venter Cheat Death?

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Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Source: Bioethics Bulletin by the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

“In Vietnam, I used to do autopsies on 18-to-22-year-olds, and a lot of them had cardiovascular disease,” J. Craig Venter, the architect of the process, says with a shrug, before adding, ominously, “We find things. The question is what you do with it.”


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