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Motor Neuron diseases (MNDs)

Motor neuron diseases (MNDs) are characterized by gradual and progressive degeneration and death of motor neurons. Normally, messages from nerve cells in the brain or upper motor neurons are transmitted to nerve cells in the brain stem and spinal cord known as lower motor neurons and from there to skeletal muscles. Upper motor neurons direct the lower motor neurons to produce movements such as walking or chewing. Lower motor neurons control movement in the arms, legs, chest, face, throat and tongue. Currently, there is no cure for MNDs.

Motor neuron diseases include: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), post-polio syndrome (PPS), primary lateral sclerosis (PLS), progressive muscular atrophy (PMA), pseudobulbar palsy (spastic), progressive bulbar palsy (spastic and flaccid) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

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Few facts about the stem cells
  • Stem cell is non invasive procedure which does not require any stitch, dissection or tissues manipulation. In adults it can be undertaken under local aesthesia. Children may need tranquiliser or short aesthesia for five minutes only.
  • Bone marrow Transplantation is autologous, so there is no fear of rejection or mismatch or need for immunosuppressant required in other transplantation surgeries.
  • AUTOLOGOUS stem cells are safe .
  • Good results are documented in otherwise dead-end patients. Other clinical trial modalities are only supportive and empirical.