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Senator James Sasser, Former Ambassador to China, Joins Neuralstem Advisory Board
Date:2/12/2009

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: CUR) announced today that James Sasser, former Senator (D-Tennessee) and former Ambassador to the People's Republic of China, has joined the Neuralstem Advisory Board and will serve as senior advisor on China.

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Senator Sasser was elected to the United States Senate from Tennessee in 1976 where he served for eighteen years. During that time, Senator Sasser served as Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee as well as Chairman of various subcommittees on the Appropriations Committee, the Banking Committee and the Governmental Affairs committee. In 1995, Senator Sasser was appointed a Fellow at the Kennedy School at Harvard University. While at Harvard, he was appointed Ambassador to the People's Republic of China by President Bill Clinton and served in that capacity for almost four years. He played a pivotal role in stabilizing Sino-US relations and traveled with President Jiang Zemin on his historic State visit to the United States.

"We are extremely proud and excited to have Senator Sasser come on board," said Neuralstem President & CEO Richard Garr. "The company is deeply committed to developing and commercializing our cell therapies in China. Senator Sasser brings an unmatched wealth of knowledge and experience with both the Chinese business and government communities." Neuralstem is in talks with leading medical facilities in China, where the company intends to target spinal cord injury.

"I am excited to help Neuralstem move forward in China," said Senator Sasser. "This new technology is a leading example of American innovation, and has the potential to help so many people all over the world. I am looking forward to being a part
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