Talk of a cure is premature

12 June 2017

Source MS Trust

A headline in the Daily Mirror makes claims for an experimental treatment that are not yet backed up by research.

The newspaper has a headline "Brit scientist could be about to CURE multiple sclerosis".  The story refers to research being led by Dr Su Metcalfe from Cambridge based company LIFNano Therapeutics.  They have been investigating LIF (leukemia inhibitory factor), a substance released by cells that is involved in cell development. In the laboratory, they have found that LIF can repair myelin which has been damaged experimentally.

Research into new areas of managing MS is very welcome. Were this to work as described it would an important step forward.   Read on.

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