Adult Stem Cell Awareness

May 29, 2008

Stimulating Stem Cells to Treat ALS

Filed under: adult stem cell awareness — chelseaz @ 4:29 am

University of British ColumbiaSome Canadian researchers say it might be possible to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) by stimulating the body’s own stem cells:

The idea is to use a growth-factor stimulant to increase the number of stem cells in the body, in the hope they will travel to the site of motor-neuron injury and slow down the disease’s progression, says [team leader] Dr. [Neil] Cashman.

After successfully completing a small trial with eight patients, Dr. Cashman is now building support for a trial involving ALS centers all across Canada.

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2 Comments »

  1. Trying not to sound too cynical, there is as much chance of Dr. Cashman’s procedure failing as the chance of one of the hundred or so current “breakthrough” heart ASC clinical trials failing six years after ASC were proven to work ABSOLUTELY.

    ASC are working on ALS to some degree or other on four continents right now. The only surprising thing is that I can no longer say that “Lou Gehrig’s Disease is now being treated on three continents, none of which ever heard of Lou Gehrig!”

    Best of luck, Dr. C. I hope you can wrestle away 2% of the billions being wasted on the embryonic hoax and save a couple thousand lives a year…. Yes, it could be a long road, but ASC always seem to come out on top, and therefore, so will you.

    Comment by don margolis — June 1, 2008 @ 11:07 am | Reply

  2. For years, when we’d list all the diseases being treated in human beings with ASCs, someone would say, “Oh, yeah? Well, what about ALS? They’re not treating ALS, ARE they?”

    So much for THAT counterargument…

    Comment by bmmg39 — June 10, 2008 @ 1:11 am | Reply


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