Monday, October 25, 2004

Olfactory bulb stem cells and Lou Gehrig's disease

Olfactory bulb stem cells and Lou Gehrig's disease
Because they are found in a fairly accessible region of the brain and could conceivably be removed from a person's olfactory bulb without causing permanent damage, adult olfactory bulb stem cells are a potential non-embryonic source for cells that could prove useful in replacing nerve cells lost due to injury or diseases like ALS and Parkinson's.
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