Sunday, 10 September 2017

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells

Transplantation of neurons made from induced pluripotent stem cells show long-term benefit in monkeys with Parkinson's disease

Date: August 30, 2017
Source: Center for iPS Cell Research and Application - Kyoto University

Japanese neurosurgeons report two new strategies to improve outcomes of iPS cell-based therapies for Parkinson's disease in monkey brains. The findings are a key step for patient recruitment of the first iPS cell-based therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases.

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