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A history of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s disease and stem cell treatments for humans going back to 2001.
Stem Cell Injections in Lou Gehrig’s Disease can be Given Safely, New Research Shows
ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The first published results from an early-stage clinical trial show that spinal cord stem cells can be delivered safely into the spines of patients with the condition commonly known as Lou Gehrig‘s disease, opening the door for further research on this innovative approach.
In a paper published online ahead of print publication in the peer-reviewed journal Stem Cells, a team from the University of Michigan, Emory University and study sponsor NeuralStem, Inc. report the results from 12 patients who took part in a study being conducted at Emory.
All had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the inevitably fatal degenerative disease of the nervous system that many call Lou Gehrig‘s disease. None experienced any long-term complications related to either the surgical procedure or the implantation of stem cells, or showed signs of rejecting the cells. And in the months following the surgery to inject the cells, none showed evidence that their ALS progression was accelerating..