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BrainStorm enrolls first ALS patient in late-stage NurOwn trial

Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics (NSDQ:BCLI) said today that the first patients have been enrolled in its Phase III trial evaluating NurOwn as a treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, at Massachusetts General Hospital and UC Irvine Medical Center. The trial, which is slated to enroll 200 patients, is designed to include the pre-specified patient subgroups who saw superior outcomes in the NurOwn Phase II ALS trial. BrainStorm said it expects top-line data from the trial in 2019. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post BrainStorm enrolls first ALS patient in late-stage NurOwn trial appeared first on MassDevice.
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Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
In conclusion, we provide an approach to generate OLs in a very rapid and efficient manner, which can be used for disease modeling, drug discovery efforts, and potentially for therapeutic OL transplantation. Graphical abstract Teaser In this article, García-León JA and colleagues demonstrate the generation of functional oligodendrocytes (OLs) from human pluripotent stem cells in a rapid and efficient manner by the single overexpression of SOX10. Generated OLs resemble primary OLs at the transcriptome level and can myelinate neurons both in vivo and in vitro. Neuron-OL co-cultures, adapted to high-th...
Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Abstract Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is incurable and devastating. A dearth of therapies has galvanized experimental focus onto the cellular and molecular mechanisms that both initiate and subsequently drive motor neuron degeneration. A traditional view of ALS pathogenesis posits that disease‐specific injury to a subtype of neurons is mechanistically cell‐autonomous. This “neuron‐centric” view has biased past research efforts. However, a wealth of accumulating evidence now strongly implicates non‐neuronal cells as being major determinants of ALS. Although animal models have proven invaluable in ...
Source: Stem Cells - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Embryonic Stem Cells/Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Source Type: research
This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. “Intricate and self‐perpetuating cellular interplay underlies amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Disease stage is a key determinant of cell type‐specific molecular mechanisms”.
Source: Stem Cells - Category: Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Embryonic Stem Cells/Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Source Type: research
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a late-onset, fatal disorder in which motor neurons selectively degenerate. Superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) was found to be a causative gene of familial ALS, and mutant SOD1 transgenic mice recapitulated ALS phenotypes. Analysis of these mice showed accumulation of misfolded SOD1 protein in motor neurons. Misfolded SOD1 accumulation was found in spinal motor neurons of both familial ALS patients with the SOD1 mutation and sporadic ALS patients. However, it is unclear what condition causes wild-type SOD1 misfolding in patients without the SOD1 mutation. Here, we generated induced pluripo...
Source: NeuroReport - Category: Neurology Tags: Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: December 2017 Source:Stem Cell Research, Volume 25 Author(s): Francesca Sironi, Antonio Vallarola, Martina Bruna Violatto, Laura Talamini, Mattia Freschi, Roberta De Gioia, Chiara Capelli, Azzurra Agostini, Davide Moscatelli, Massimo Tortarolo, Paolo Bigini, Martino Introna, Caterina Bendotti Stem cell therapy is considered a promising approach in the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) seem to be the most effective in ALS animal models. The umbilical cord (UC) is a source of highly proliferating fetal MSCs, more easily collectable than other MSCs. Recently ...
Source: Stem Cell Research - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study cohort is a healthy subset of the EpiPath cohort, excluding all participants with acute or chronic diseases. With a mediation analysis we examined whether CMV titers may account for immunosenescence observed in ELA. In this study, we have shown that ELA is associated with higher levels of T cell senescence in healthy participants. Not only did we find a higher number of senescent cells (CD57+), these cells also expressed higher levels of CD57, a cell surface marker for senescence, and were more cytotoxic in ELA compared to controls. Control participants with high CMV titers showed a higher number of senes...
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Source: Molecular Neurodegeneration - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Neuropathologica - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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Source: GEO: Gene Expression Omnibus - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Tags: Expression profiling by high throughput sequencing Non-coding RNA profiling by high throughput sequencing Homo sapiens Source Type: research
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