People of Northwest Public Radio
Fri December 21, 2012
Stem Cells Treat Lou Gehrig's Disease, In Mice
Originally published on Fri December 21, 2012 10:08 am
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.