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How Transplanted Human Bone Marrow Cells May Improve ALS Therapy

Jul 9, 2019 10:07:00 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in Bone Marrow, CNS/Neurodegeneration


While no cure exists for ALS, researchers are finding ways to use unmodified human bone marrow CD34+ cells for spinal restoration.

The renowned physicist Stephen Hawking influenced how countless scientists worldwide view the universe. He also demonstrated his remarkable ability to survive amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) for 55 years. He is thought to be the longest survivor of ALS. According to the ALS Association, 50% of those with ALS survive for about 3 years after diagnosis, 20% survive for 5 or more years, and 10% survive for 10 years or more. There is no cure for ALS, and therapies that can slow or delay progression, decrease symptoms, and repair damaged spinal-cord tissue are continuously sought.

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Ice Bucket Research! Using Stem Cells as Trojan Horses

Oct 6, 2014 1:30:52 PM / by Daisy posted in Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cells, CNS/Neurodegeneration


The only drug for ALS prolongs life by 2-3 months. Stem cells could become the Trojan horses that deliver a therapy.

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