Report: University of Michigan-led ALS stem cell trial moves forward
A University of Michigan-led clinical stem cell trial for Lou Gehrig’s disease is poised to take an important step forward.
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Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease or ALS, is a neurological condition that robs its victims of their ability to speak, move and eventually breathe, while leaving their minds alert. Roughly 30,000 Americans are afflicted with the disease and 5,600 diagnosed each year, according to the ALS Association.
The study is being conducted at the Neuromuscular Laboratory at Emory University in Atlanta with Feldman on board as a consultant to Neuralstem Inc., the trial’s sponsor.