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A trial at the Mayo Clinic is using stem cells that are [...]

Posted by @kelseydm, Apr 15, 2015

A trial at the Mayo Clinic is using stem cells that are harvested from the patient’s own body fat. They are grown in a dish then injected into the spinal fluid…“There are different mechanisms by which stem cells may be helpful for ALS,” says Nathan Staff, MD, PhD, a neurologist at Mayo Clinic. “The avenue that we’re pursuing is to use them as a neuro-protective agent.” He says the stem cells are known to secrete factors that help the nerve cells in the spine live longer.

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