It appears that Michigan is leading the way once again in the medical world. This time they are doing some great work with patients who have Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). In the clinical trials they have helped patients improve, which is unheard of with patients with the disease. Obviously it is still very early in the process, but this is great news.
From the article: "Soon after the first surgery, Harada stopped using a cane. He regained strength in his arms and hands and even participated in a three-mile walk to raise awareness about Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, an aggressive, progressive neuro-degenerative disorder that affects the nerves and brain."
From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130708/LIFESTYLE03/307080030/U-M-stem-cell-trial-produces-positive-results-ALS-patients?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE