I heard something about it in Europe for experimental trearment of ALS. It was recent, so I am not sure if any results have been obtained yet. Seems I heard about it on one of the heath stations on XM radio. I assisted in caring for a patient with ALS for many years. Our ambulance service personnel really got to know the patient on a personal level, as he was a local resident and well known family. We began to care for him around the point he could still speak clearly but not support himself safely in a wheelchair. We all attended his funeral when he was taken from us by the disease... one of the saddest, yet joyful days in my 23 years in EMS. I'm sure you undersrand why I say that.
I pray that stem cells will be a viable treatment and possibly cure ALS, as well as, many other progressive diseases or any disease, for that matter. I know they use stem cells in rotator cuff tears and are having complete reversal of muscle tears w no surgery. In Europe, they are aslo injecting stems into diseased coronary arteries and this is being shown to trigger collateral artery growth, making a natural bypass of diseased areas. We have my son's cord blood in cryostasis just due to the rapid advancements in stem therapy (his sister can use his, as well).
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