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Batten disease (also known as Spielmeyer-Vogt-Sjögren-Batten disease) is a rare, fatal autosomal recessive neurodegenerative disorder that begins in childhood. It is the most common form of a group of disorders called neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (or NCLs).
Trial explores safety and efficacy of injecting human stem cells directly into the brain to treat fatal pediatric neurodegenerative disorder

Trial explores safety and efficacy of injecting human stem cells directly into the brain to treat fatal pediatric neurodegenerative disorder

FDA approves first transplant of fetal stem cells into human brains

FDA approves first transplant of fetal stem cells into human brains

New center focuses on rare Batten disease

New center focuses on rare Batten disease

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

Protein that causes juvenile Batten disease also plays a key role in normal cell function

StemCells issued U.S. stem cell patent

StemCells issued U.S. stem cell patent

Transplanted cells are capable of surviving in the brain of immunosuppressed stroked rats

Transplanted cells are capable of surviving in the brain of immunosuppressed stroked rats