Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial

NYSCF Scientific Discovery Biobank

Summary

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is performing this research to accelerate diverse disease research using cells from the body (such as skin or blood cells) to make stem cells and other types of cells, conduct research on the samples, perform genetic testing, and store the samples for future use.

Through this research, researchers hope to identify future treatments or even cures for the major diseases of our time.

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Researchers at the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute study diverse diseases, conditions, and traits by creating stem cells from biological samples. These "pluripotent" stem cells can become any cell in the human body, including cells that may be difficult, invasive, or impossible to obtain directly.

Additionally, researchers perform genetic testing to learn more about DNA, a material in most cells that contains instructions for the body's development and functions (such as traits like eye color and risk of certain diseases). A piece of DNA that determines the specific role of a cell is called a "gene." If the instructions in a gene are abnormal, this can lead to disease.

Participation in the study involves: (1) completion of health questionnaires, (2) providing a skin and/or blood sample from which stem cells may be created, (3) collection of a saliva sample for genetic analysis, and (4) possible future followup to provide additional information or learn about other research studies.

This study is not a clinical trial.

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

Age 30 days or older.
Diagnosis and/or medical history of a condition, disease, genetic background, or trait of interest or healthy control.
Adults with decisional capacity must provide written informed consent unless physical limitations preclude signing.
Adults without decisional capacity to consent must a have diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD); Batten Disease, Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), Huntington Disease, Lewy Body Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Multiple System Atrophy, Parkinson's Disease (PD), Parkinsonism, and/or Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and must provide assent; a legally authorized representative (LAR) must also provide written informed consent.
Minors undergoing skin collection for research purposes must have a condition, disease, genetic background, or trait of interest and parental/guardian consent.
Minors undergoing blood, and/or saliva collection for research purposes may have a condition, disease, genetic background, or trait of interest or serve as a healthy control and must have an available parent/guardian to provide consent.
Minors transferring biological samples and associated data from a procedure outside of the research may have a condition, disease, genetic background, or trait of interest or serve as a healthy control and must have an available parent/guardian to provide consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

Wards of the state.
For prospective skin samples: history of keloid formation, coagulation disorder, or allergy to the anesthetic.
For prospective blood samples: history of coagulation disorder.
For all prospective sample collections: 1) Subjects who refuse to adhere to NYSCF's and/or a collection site's safety protocol(s) will be excluded; 2) Subjects with an AIDS diagnosis and CD4 count of less than 200 cells per microliter (mcL) of blood will be excluded due to increased risk of infection.

Study is for people with:

Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Enrollment:

10000

Study ID:

NCT06203106

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:

New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

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New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute
New York New York, 10019, United States More Info
Becca Wood
Contact
212-927-1801
[email protected]
Lisa Voltolina
Contact
646-213-3911
[email protected]
Scott Noggle
Principal Investigator

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Study is for people with:

Multiple Sclerosis

Estimated Enrollment:

10000

Study ID:

NCT06203106

Recruitment Status:

Recruiting

Sponsor:


New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

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