Stephen Hawking visits LA stem cell lab where his disease is studied

Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 23:00 in Health & Medicine

By Alicia Chang, The Associated PressLOS ANGELES — Stephen Hawking on Tuesday toured a stem cell laboratory where scientists are studying ways to slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease, a neurological disorder that has left the British cosmologist almost completely paralyzed.After the visit, the 71-year-old Hawking urged doctors, nurses and staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center to support the...

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