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Stem Cells Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease, In Mice

NPR | Dec. 26, 2012 8:36 a.m.

Reporting in Science Translational Medicine, researchers write that neural stem cell implants were able to slow the onset of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mice. Study author Evan Snyder discusses the stem cells’ protective effect, and why human trials may not be far behind.

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