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Neuralstem ALS trial in multiple presentations at upcoming American Academy of Neurology meeting
Date:4/6/2011

ROCKVILLE, April 6, Maryland, 2011 Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CUR) announced that the Phase I safety trial of its human spinal cord stem cells (HSSCs) in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) is the subject of three presentations at the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting, April 9-16th, in Honolulu, HI (http://www.aan.com/go/am11). Chief among these will be a presentation by Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., who is an unpaid consultant to Neuralstem and the Principal Investigator in the ongoing ALS trial, entitled: "A Phase I, Open-Label, First-In-Human Feasibility and Safety Study of Human Spinal Cord-Derived Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis," at 2:00 PM, April 11th, (http://www.abstracts2view.com/aan/view.php?nu=AAN11L_P01.287). Dr. Feldman, who is also Director of the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute and Director of Research of the ALS Clinic at the University of Michigan Health System, will present interim safety data on the first nine patients in the study.

Dr. Feldman's presentation was also chosen to be highlighted in the "Scientific Program Highlights Plenary Session" mediated by the Chair of the AAN Science Committee at 5:15 on April 15th. Inclusion in this session is by invitation only; Dr. Feldman's presentation was considered by the committee to be in the top 5% of submitted abstracts, which numbered in the thousands.

"We are thrilled to receive this level of interest and review from our peers at this prestigious neurology conference," Dr. Feldman commented. "As a doctor who sees ALS patients in the clinic, I am particularly eager to share this promising research with the scientists and clinicians of the American Academy of Neurology who continue to battle this difficult disease for their patients."

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Contact: Deanne Eagle
deanneeagle@gmail.com
917-837-5866
Neuralstem, Inc.
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