Physicist Stephen Hawking visits L.A. stem cell lab

April 10, 2013 1:49 AM

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Physicist Stephen Hawking visits L.A. stem cell lab

The 71-year-old British physicist, who is almost fully paralyzed due to Lou Gehrig's disease, toured an L.A. facility that is studying ways to slow the disease's progression.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.

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