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Stem Cells

The first stem cell was discovered and named in 1908 by Alexander Maksimov, a Russian scientist. In 1963 Earnest McCullough and James Till described the self-renewing nature of transplanted mesenchymal cells. In 1998, Dr. James Thomson and his colleagues from the University of Wisconsin were able to extract stem cells from human embryos. Enormous excitement surrounds these and related discoveries. Stem cells have the potential to function as is or to become another type of cell with a more specialized function such as muscle, blood or brain. They have the ability to renew, repair or replace worn out or damaged tissue, but accomplishing that for a particular purpose remains challenging. Stem cells have become an important part of therapy for diseases like Cancer. However, ALS/MND remains in its infancy.

Potential ALS/MND Origins Identified

January 27, 2015

21st Century Snake Oil Salesmen

January 20, 2015

The Science of Stem Cells

January 20, 2015

A Patient’s Path Through the Maze of Stem Cell Transplantation

January 20, 2015