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February 2017 | E-Newsletter
Missouri Cures Education Foundation is a statewide non-profit alliance working to promote & protect medical advances to improve the health of Missourians and stimulate the economy in our state. Donations are tax-deductible & support education and outreach programs.
Missouri Advances

Washington University in St. Louis:

University of Missouri:
Stowers Institute for Medical Research:
Saint Louis University:
National & International Advances
Events
  • Women in Innovation & Technology Symposium on Academic Commercialization
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    CLICK HERE for more information

  • Healthcare Innovation Event
    Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 5-7:30pm
    Mercy Virtual Care Center
    Click here for more information

  • Career Talk / Scientific Talk with Wendy Chapman, PhD,
    Chair, Biomedical Informatics, University of Utah School of Medicine                             
    March 2nd 4PM  Bernard Becker Library 
    King Center 
    Click here for more information        
Focus on Multiple Sclerosis











Local support:

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society offers many services and resources to help people affected by MS live their best lives. Find resources in your area to learn, connect, and get support.

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Gateway (ST Louis Chapter)
  • MS Center - St. Louis
  • MS Institute  - Columbia 
  • The Wahls Protocol by Terry Wahls, M.D.
    Dr. Wahls was in a wheelchair with MS using the best medical therapies she could find—today she walks as a result of changing her diet and lifestyle. She shares both her research and the new medical research on MS. She gives a detailed map on how to restore health.

Director's Notes

I recently attended the World Stem Cell Summit.  Hadassah Medical Organization from Israel provided an update on the research taking place at the institution.  Professor Dimitrios Karussis, M.D., Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center and Senior Physician in the Department of Neurology of Haadassah spoke about his research related to Multiple Sclerosis. 

Dr. Karussis is using stem cells from patients suffering from M.S. and cultivating them in a lab then injecting them back into the patient.  The results include more mobility and movement with M.S. patients.  One of his patients spoke about her experience.  Malia Litman, an attorney from Dallas was diagnosed with M.S. seventeen years ago.  Malia underwent multiple treatment regimens with no success.  She recently underwent Dr. Karussis’ stem cell therapy treatment.  The treatment provided her with an improvement in walking, motor skills, memory and speech.  Malia is now a national activist for Hadassah Medical Organization’ stem cell therapy research.  Dr. Karussis works with researchers around the world as he continues his trials that have shown promising results for patients suffering from diseases which affect the nervous system.  The research taking place at the MS Center at Washington University in St. Louis, and around the world
is exciting and moving cures and therapies forward!

Kindest Regards,
Dena Ladd
Executive Director

Missouri Cures
DLadd@MissouriCures.org

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