posted on September 1, 2006 - 9:23pm
Stem cells restore movement in rats; may apply in SMA, ALS A research team led by MDA grantee Douglas Kerr at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore has developed a multistep regimen that improves the functional effect of transplanted stem cells in paralyzed rats and could have implications for motor neuron diseases like spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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