PNR&D Director Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., has been invited to present her research at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield. The event is part of Lawrence Tech’s Walker L. Cisler Memorial Lecture Series.
Dr. Feldman lecture is titled “Stem Cells in the Treatment of ALS: A New Way Forward,” and will be presented in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium (S100) Science Building, Lawrence Technological University. Lawrence Tech is located at 21000 West 10 Mile Road in Southfield.
Dr. Feldman’s lecture will focus on the status of her ground-breaking clinical trial, in which more than 30 ALS patients received injections of stem cells in their spinal cords. Phases 1 and 2 of the trial showed that the procedure is safe and well-tolerated by patients, and 70 percent of those who received the stem cells recovered to levels higher than historic controls. A third phase of the trial is currently being designed.