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Engineered stem cells could help people with ALS PDF Print E-mail

Using adult stem cells from bone marrow to deliver a nurturing growth factor to atrophied muscles, Wisconsin scientists have successfully slowed the progression of ALS in rats.
The study was led by UW-Madison associate scientist Masatoshi Suzuki showed motor neurons, the critical cells that connect muscles to the central nervous system, could be protected by stem cells that ferried a key growth factor, glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF).  more...

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