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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Step 7: TWELVE STEPS TOWARD STEM CELL SUCCESS

7. MODELING MONSTERS: ISOLATING LOU GEHRIG’S DISEASE: In the terrible disease ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), motor nerves break down. But do the nerves fail because of a problem inside the cells or outside them? Scientists Kevin Eggan of the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and Serge Przedborski of Columbia University Medical Center, used embryonic stem cells to make a microscopic model of ALS, to learn how the disease develops, and which drugs may be useful to defeat it. Using their own new model, these champion scientists saw that a non-nerve cell called an astrocyte may be a poisonous part of the problem.

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