September 3, 2008 at 11:36 am

Yes – there’s a lot of buzz about this treatment, particularly on the MS message boards. As of right now, I believe you have to go to Hopkins to participate in the trial, although I believe Rush Medical Center in Chicago will soon also be a site. Evidently, Hopkins is very selective regarding the applicants allowed into the trial, selecting patients they believe are going to be the most responsive to the treatment. For instance, as of right now, for MS, they are limiting the protocol to MS patients with the relapsing/remitting form of MS, not progressive forms. However, there are promising results thus far.