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ALS Study Utilizes Stem Cells to Illuminate the Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Disease.

Posted by pamela@stemsave.com on Apr 18, 2015 11:41:00 AM

Researchers led by Dr. Su-Chun Zhang at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center are utilizing stem cells in a pre-clinical trial to determine the role of human astrocytes in neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS, Huntington’s disease, and Rhett Syndrome.  The team found that, upon integration into the central nervous system, stem cell-derived astrocytes from patients with ALS replace the astrocytes of the host while disrupting motor function, as though the host also had ALS.

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Topics: ALS, neural stem cells, stemsaveblog, autologous dental pulp stem cells, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Neurodegenerative disease, neurological disease,, astrocytes

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