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Neuralstem Investigator Presents New ALS NSI-566 Data At International Symposium On ALS/MND

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ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that Jonathon Glass, MD, Director of the Emory ALS Center, presented new data from the Phase I trial of Neuralstem's human spinal cord stem cells, NSI-566, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) at the International Symposium on ALS/MND in Chicago, sponsored by the Motor Neurone Disease Association.  In a Thursday presentation, "RESULTS OF PHASE 1 TRIAL OF SPINAL CORD TRANSPLANTATION OF NEURAL PROGENITOR CELLS IN ALS (THE NEURALSTEM, INC. TRIAL)," Dr. Glass revealed that researchers were able to establish the long-term survival of Neuralstem's transplanted spinal cord stem cells in autopsied patients, through a technology called DNA fingerprinting.  Dr. Glass, who is the principal site investigator of the trial at Emory, also announced that the study team has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to cover a majority of the cost of an upcoming Phase II trial. 

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"We are quite pleased by our ability to perform all of the surgeries planned for the Phase I trial without evidence of significant surgical or medical complications, including those patients who received both lumbar and cervical transplantations," said Dr. Glass. "We can also report that we found evidence of cell survival in all of the patients who came to autopsy, including our first patient who died 30 months after transplantation.  

This is very positive news, supporting our plan to accelerate this study by increasing the dose of stem cells delivered to the cervical spinal cord in the hopes of delaying respiratory failure and prolonging life.  The next phase of the study has been partially funded by a generous grant from the National Institutes of Health, and we will begin once the FDA approves our new protocol," Dr. Glass concluded.

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