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Stem cells could be used to reverse symptoms of motor neurone disease

11 years, 9 months ago

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Posted on Nov 07, 2006, 10 a.m. By Bill Freeman

The prospect of treating motor neurone disease and other forms of severe paralysis has come a step closer with a study showing that it is possible to alleviate symptoms with the help of stem cells.

The prospect of treating motor neurone disease and other forms of severe paralysis has come a step closer with a study showing that it is possible to alleviate symptoms with the help of stem cells.

Scientists have shown that human stem cells can be used to treat laboratory rats suffering from the same degeneration of the nerve cells in the spinal cord and brain that causes motor neurone disease in people.

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