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Early Study on ALS Offers Outlines Benefits for Spinal Delivery System

Introduction Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating neurological disease without any known cure. New research on stem cells shows promising results. A new study has shown that a spinal cell delivery method may reduce the risks associated with stem cell therapy and boost the effectiveness of the therapy. If these results are replicated, stem cell therapy may become an even more popular option for this disease. Details of the New Study The study, released in the December 2019 edition of the Stem Cells Translational Medicine journal, was modeled on immunodeficient rats. Specifically, the researchers examined neural precursor cells (NPC),

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ALS: Mesenchymal Stem Cell Treatments in Rodents

What is ALS? Many people have heard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS. It is a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects strength and movement. ALS affects the neurons connect our brain to the rest of our body and control movement. In ALS, the neurons break down. While it can be genetic 10% of the time, 90% of the time it is spontaneous. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, which makes it difficult to treat.  What are the treatment options? Treatment normally includes includes physical therapy, speech therapy, social work, nursing, and other resources. There is only

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ALS

What is ALS?

Many people have heard of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS. This disease was originally made famous by Lou Gehrig, and more recently by the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is a neurodegenerative disease that affects strength and movement. Our movement is controlled by neurons. Neurons connect our brain to the rest of our body. In ALS, the neurons break down.  This can be caused by genetics, but it is much more often spontaneous. The exact cause of the disease is unknown, which makes it difficult to treat. What are the early symptoms? Everyone experiences ALS differently, especially when the

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