Sunday, October 24, 2004

Olfactory Bulb Stem Cell Transplants and ALS

A number of news reports are beginning to be published from presentations at Neuroscience 2004, the ongoing conference of the Society for Neuroscience. Here is one press release from Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions concerning a presentation about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS):
Olfactory Bulb Stem Cells and Lou Gehrig's Disease
Johns Hopkins researchers have found that transplants of mouse stem cells taken from the adult brain's olfactory bulb can delay symptoms and death in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.
Read the abstract for Transplantation of Adult Olfactory Bulb Neural Stem Cells Delays Disease Onset and Prolongs Survival in a Mouse ALS Model by L.J. Martin and Z. Liu.

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