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News and articles on spinal muscular atrophy

Stem cell therapy for three patients with spinal muscular atrophy: the outcomes

21 August 2015

According to a recent study, three children with SMA type 1 underwent stem cell treatment, during which they received multiple infusions of mesenchymal stem cells.

Skeletal Muscle Cells Made in Abundance From Human Stem Cells Can Help SMA patients

18 November 2014

The new technique can be applied to grow muscle cells from induced pluripotent stem cells for patients suffering from neuromuscular diseases such as spinal muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, and ALS.

Judge allows stem cell cure for 2-year-old girl suffering spinal muscular atrophy

02 September 2012

Doctors are preparing an emergency one-off stem cell treatment for 2-year-old Venetian girl suffering a severe muscular disease after a judge revoked an order blocking the cure.

Understanding of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Improved With Use of Stem Cells

17 July 2012

Cedars-Sinai's Regenerative Medicine Institute has pioneered research on how motor-neuron cell-death occurs in patients with spinal muscular atrophy.

Possible Cause of Movement Defects in Spinal Muscular Atrophy Identified

15 April 2012

An abnormally low level of a protein in certain nerve cells is linked to movement problems that characterize the deadly childhood disorder spinal muscular atrophy, new research in animals suggests.

Hope for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Patients

01 December 2011

The experiments by Harvard Stem Cell Institute Therapeutic Screening Center resulted in the identification of approximately 150 molecules which raised the levels of protein called survival of motor neuron that drastically drops as SMA progresses.