© 2018 by Sanford Severin, MD

Dr. Sanford L. Severin

San Ramon, CA 94582 USA


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A New Medical Breakthrough

May 16, 2018

Scientist who are studying neurodegenerative diseases have been stymied by their inability to grow motor neurons in the lab for research. Motor neurons cause muscle contractions and their damage causes devastating diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig Disease}


Now researchers at Washington University have converted skin cells from healthy adults directly into motor neurons. Having the ability to study human motor neurons directly will enable scientists to perform more studies and hopefully this will lead to better treatment or even cures for some of these previously untreatable conditions.


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