Saturday, October 23, 2004

Human spinal cord cells help rats with Lou Gehrig's disease

Human spinal cord cells help rats with Lou Gehrig's disease
The human neuronal stem cells were obtained from embryos by scientists at biotech company Neurostem Inc., transferred to Hopkins and implanted into the lower part of the rats' spinal cords about a month before the animals usually develop muscle control problems characteristic of ALS. The treatment delayed the animals' death by 11 days.
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