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Is it too soon for Mesenchymal Stem Cell trials in people with ALS?

Neurology Clinical Trials Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Charlestown, MA 02129, USA.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Impact Factor: 2.37). 10/2008; 9(6):321-2. DOI: 10.1080/17482960802425559
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ABSTRACT Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease affecting primarily the motor neurons. Stem cell therapy is under development as a possible treatment approach. A pilot study of intraspinal injections of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) was conducted in 9 participants. We review this paper, the rationale, preclinical data and study design.

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