Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. Release: New Findings Support Promise Of Using Stem Cells To Treat Neurodegenerative Diseases

Published: May 01, 2006

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2006--The results of a study published in the April issue of Stem Cells and Development suggest that human stem cells derived from bone marrow are predisposed to develop into a variety of nerve cell types, supporting the promise of developing stem cell-based therapies to treat neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis. Stem Cells and Development is a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. ( The paper, entitled "Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells Express Neural Genes, Suggesting a Neural Predisposition," is available free online at

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