ALS being treated with neural stem cells. It is not a cure, but it does slow the progression of the disease. Enjoy!!
A treatment for ALS?
Neural stem cell transplants slow progression of disease
“The transplanted neural stem cells help by producing factors that preserve the health and function of the host’s remaining nerve cells. They also reduce inflammation and suppress the number of disease-causing cells in the host’s spinal cord. The neural stem cells did not replace deteriorating nerve cells in the mice with ALS. Researchers observed improved motor performance and respiratory function in the treated mice. The neural stem cell transplant also slowed the disease’s progression.
Twenty-five percent of the treated ALS mice in the study survived for one year or more — roughly three to four times longer than the untreated mice.”
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) causes nerve cells in the spinal cord to die, eventually taking away a person’s ability to move or even breathe. Research studies are giving hope to the ALS community by showing, for the…
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