Scientists Find Key to Control Neural Protein

Cedars-Sinai stem cell scientists have shown they can manipulate the production of a neural protein—critical to survival of motor neurons—by specially engineered cells. Their achievement is an important step in refining investigative therapies for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Joshua Breunig, PhD

Clive Svendsen, PhD

Aslam Abbasi Akhtar, PhD