NeuroGeneration Release: Renowned Medical Research Pioneer Michel Levesque, M.D. Addresses U.S. Senate Committee On Stem Cell Therapy Debate
10/19/2005 5:09:00 PM
Adult human neural stem cells derived from a patient's own tissue offer a promising source of replacement neurons, useful in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease, according to Michel Levesque, M.D., a physician, neuroscientist and neurosurgeon based at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Levesque presented this and other medical findings related to adult stem cell research today on Capitol Hill to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation and the Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space. As one of the nation's leading medical research pioneers, Levesque was invited by the Senate to discuss the current experience of his research team with the use of stem cells in humans, and more specifically, adult neural stem cell-derived neurons, for neurodegenerative disorders.
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