Scientists to use stem cells to study motor neuron disease

05/25/2010 | Guardian (London), The

A team of British scientists led by Sir Ian Wilmut, who cloned Dolly the sheep, will study how motor neuron disease develops and spreads into healthy areas of the brain and central nervous system. To do so, they will create in a lab diseased and normal brain cells derived from stem cells. The scientists hope the findings from the research could lead to the discovery of treatments for the disease.

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