Research VP Robert Miller talks new treatments for MS

Cleveland researchers find key to stem-cell therapy for MS patients: Discoveries

The Plain Dealer: Researchers are looking for new treatments for multiple sclerosis, including finding ways to use a patient’s own stem cells to try to stop or repair some of the disease’s brain tissue damage. A team led by Robert Miller, vice president for research, found that hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) had a healing effect in animal models. “We went on to show that HGF, like the MSCs, is regulating both the immune response, and it is independently promoting myelin repair in the brain,” he said.