Simultaneous Spinal, Blood Infusions of MSCs May Delay ALS Progression

Simultaneous Spinal, Blood Infusions of MSCs May Delay ALS Progression

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Simultaneous Spinal, Blood Infusions of MSCs May Delay ALS Progression

Simultaneous injections of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) into the blood and spinal canal were found to delay disease progression in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in a small clinical trial. “Our results demonstrated that the IT [intrathecal, or into-the-spine] and IV transplantation of [MSCs] in ALS patients is a safe procedure and could slow down the progression of the disease,” the researchers wrote. Further research must be done to determine the effects of repeated…

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