$7.2 million grant to aid search for ALS stem cell therapy

With the help of a $7.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers will explore the potential of stem cells and natural growth factors to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

2002 Best of Madison Editors Choice Awards

UW-Madison scientist and brainiac Su-Chun Zhang has raised the stakes — and astonished the world — by proving it’s possible to grow the healthy brain cells that could one day repair damage caused by everything from strokes to disease to spinal cord injuries. When UW wins the race to cure chronic diseases, he and James Thomson will be crossing the finish line together.”