Good news for the children’s suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) as new stem cell research that has been carried out by the Italian researcher’s on the diseased mice has shown a positive result.
The research was carried out by the researchers of University of Milan on a mice. The research includes transplanting of spinal cord neural stem cells into the mice suffering from Spinal muscular atrophy. They found that the transplanted cells has developed into a smaller number of motor neurons and thus improved the survival and motor functioning of diseased animal making them work like the normal motor neurons.
Thus concluding that this stem cell transplantation helps in improvement of the functioning of the motor neurons in the diseased body of a mice. And so after the success of the animal testing the scientists hope that this treatment will help in developing a new treatment for the children’s suffering from SMA, the second most common genetic condition that causes death among children.