Neurodegenerative Diseases: Merging innovative care and research

The doctors and scientists in the Department of Neurology are world leaders in cutting-edge research, new treatments and medical procedures. Their achievements in stem cell research and neurodegenerative diseases–multiple sclerosis, ALS, epilepsy, and Parkinson’s disease among them–are groundbreaking. New diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to degenerative diseases of the brain are developing at a rapid pace.

A new treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) based on stem cell technology and now in clinical trials at Hadassah appears to have cured a man in Israel who was diagnosed two years ago with the disease. If the drug proves viable, the results would be game changing. “There is no doubt that a great drama is taking place here,” said one Hadassah doctor.

 

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