HADASSAH RECEIVES POSITIVE RESULTS IN STEM-CELL MS TREATMENT
In 1988, Sheila R. Vitale founded Living Epistles Ministries, a church located in Port Jefferson Station, New York. Sheila R. Vitale maintains active membership with various groups and organizations, including Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc.
Founded before women could even vote, Hadassah is committed to promoting women’s health and wellbeing while remaining grounded in its Jewish heritage. In keeping with its mission, Hadassah runs a medical center that pioneers valuable treatment for some of today’s most critical diseases.
In a recent report, Hadassah Medical Center continues to receive positive findings in its stem cell approach to halting the progression and reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis (MS). The unique approach is currently in its Phase II clinical trial.
Developed by Hadassah, the treatment involves injecting some of a patient’s own stem cells, derived from his or her bone marrow, into his or her spinal fluid. This way, the stem cells can be distributed to the brain and spinal cord, the areas most impacted by MS. Clinical trials for this novel approach began in 2007, which marks the first time stem cells were used for the treatment of a neurological disease.