Stem cells have an innate property that attracts them to inflammation in the body. Studies have shown that stem cells can regenerate damaged or diseased tissues, reduce inflammation and modulate the immune system promoting better health and quality of life.
ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a condition which affects motor neuron function in the body, eventually leading to total loss of control of muscle function. There is no known cure, however mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are being used to treat ALS patients. Stem cell therapy for ALS has shown to stimulate the production of T regulatory stem cells and anti-inflammatory cytokines. These both contribute to the modulation of the immune system, slowing down and possibly even reversing the progression of ALS symptoms.