MS Society supports new stem cell research advice site

MS Society supports new stem cell research advice site

The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society has voiced its support for new website which provides advice on controversial stem cell treatments.

Launched by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the website advises patients on what they should expect if they are considering this type of action.

The use of stem cells has long been a point of debate, as the MS Society claims lot of medical evidence points to the fact that stem cell treatments hold real potential, but there is a risk involved for people paying for unproven treatments.

This is why this website so important, according to Dr Jayne Spink, director of policy and research at the MS Society.

She explained: "Assessment of clinics is a valuable service that we are extremely pleased to welcome given the absence of international evaluation by regulators.

"We'd now like to see regulators taking firm action to stamp out unregulated stem cell operations."

International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is an independent, non-profit organisation formed in 2002 to facilitate the debate on the subject.

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