Transplant of stem-cell-derived dopamine neurons shows promise for Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is an incurable movement disorder that affects millions of people around the world, but current treatment options can cause severe side effects and lose effectiveness over time. In a new Cell Stem Cell study researchers showed that transplantation of neurons derived from human embryonic stem cells, hESCs, can restore motor function in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease, paving the way for the use of cell replacement therapy in human clinical trials. —> Read More Here


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