Stem Cell-Gene Therapy Shows Promise in ALS Safety Trial

Cedars-Sinai investigators have developed an investigational therapy using support cells and a protective protein that can be delivered past the blood-brain barrier. This combined stem cell and gene therapy can potentially protect diseased motor neurons in the spinal cord of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal neurological disorder known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

First-of-its-Kind Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Highlighted at Annual Stem Cell Meeting

Investigators from Cedars-Sinai will present the latest novel stem cell and regenerative medicine research at the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) Annual Meeting, which is being held in person and virtually June 15-19 in San Francisco.

SpaceX CRS-25 to Launch Stem Cells to Space on June 9

Cedars-Sinai and Space Tango are launching pilot-scale systems for the in-space production of stem cells to see if they can elevate the next generation of stem cell and gene therapies by harnessing the near-zero gravity conditions of spaceflight.

May Research Highlights

A Roundup of the Latest Medical Discoveries and Faculty News at Cedars-Sinai