Human stem cells postpone brain disease progression in mice

03/12/2007 | Reuters

Researchers announced that injecting human embryonic and fetal stem cells into mice with fatal nerve and brain disease helped them live 70% longer than mice receiving no treatment. Researchers hope to move into testing the use on children with Sandhoff disease and also see potential for treatment of Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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