Stiff person syndrome

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Information for patients: Chemo and blood stem cell transplantation for rare autoimmune diseases
January 4, 2017 - A number of media stories have recently highlighted The Ottawa Hospital’s use of chemotherapy and blood stem cell transplantation to treat rare autoimmune diseases, such as myasthenia gravis, stiff person syndrome and scleroderma. These stories have
Researchers in Ottawa achieve breakthrough with rare disease: Stem cells used to send “stiff person syndrome” into long-term remission
August 25, 2014 - Ottawa—Scientists at The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute have made a breakthrough in the successful treatment of a rare and debilitating neurological disease known as stiff person syndrome that leaves people who are afflicted with the disorder sta


Researchers


Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Atkins, Harold
MD, FRCPC
Scientist
(Cancer Therapeutics)
Autoimmune disease, Autoimmune diseases of the nervous system, Blood cancer, Multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia gravis, Stiff person syndrome Basic research, Cell therapy, Clinical trials, Immunotherapy, Regenerative medicine, Translational research, Transplantation, Viral therapy