Cleveland stem cell conference hosts 225 international researchers this week

Story excerpt provided by The Plain Dealer.

Written by Brie Zeltner.

More than 200 of the world’s leading experts on adult stem cell research and regenerative medicine are gathered in Cleveland this week. They’re here for MSC 2015, a biennial conference that highlights research on the topic.

MSC refers to mesenchymal stem cells, adult human stem cells typically found in the bone marrow. The cells are being tested in hundreds of clinical trials in the U.S. and abroad as a way to treat a variety of health conditions such as multiple sclerosis, graft versus host disease in organ donation, cirrhosis, osteoarthritis, emphysema and stroke.

The conference, hosted by Cleveland’s National Center for Regenerative Medicine (NCRM), is the largest to focus on MSCs. It starts Monday and runs through Wednesday at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center.

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Originally published August 16, 2015.

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