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Jeannine
04-30-2010, 10:29 AM
Neuralstem's ALS Stem Cell Treatment Featured on CNN

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that its stem cell treatment for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease), currently in a FDA-approved Phase I clinical trial, was featured on CNN last night with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, in the piece entitled "Stem Cell Medical Breakthrough" http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2010/04/30/gupta.medical.breakthrough.cnn (http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2010/04/30/gupta.medical.breakthrough.cnn)
The segment featured the first footage of the procedure, in which Neuralstem's spinal cord stem cells are injected directly into the gray matter of the patient's spinal cord.

"We applaud the courage and fortitude of all of the patients in our trial and their families, and we are particularly grateful to the patient featured in this segment for allowing the world to view his story," said Neuralstem CEO and President, Richard Garr.

For more patient information about the trial, please visit the Emory ALS Center website at http://tinyurl.com/yhxdxwb.

barbara
04-30-2010, 03:12 PM
That's strange that they had a show on about ALS being treated with stem cells. According to 60 Minutes stem cell therapy is snake oil and there is no treatment or research being done with stem cells for ALS.

pink7
04-30-2010, 09:43 PM
Its great that a positive story about research and clinical trials is being shown on TV. It certainly is not snake oil ! I hope we will see more trials for ALS, MS, CP and Autism.