Treating nervous sytem diseases
CIRM-funded researchers have matured human embryonic stem cells into a wide range of mature neural cells in the lab dish. These include motor neurons that can repair spinal cord injuries in animal models, dopamine-producing neurons that could one day treat Parkinson's disease, and other types of cells that could help treat or develop therapies for Alzheimer's disease, ALS (Lou Gerhig's disease), Huntington's disease, or Batten disease and related disorders.

These images show some of that work.
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