Implanted Stem Cells Reduced Symptoms of PD during Experiment


(March 4, 2015) - Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers at University-affiliated McLean Hospital have taken what they describe as an important step toward using the implantation of stem cell-generated neurons as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease. The researchers reported that dopamine-producing neurons derived from the skin cells of primates survived for more than two years after implantation into one of the animals, and markedly reduced its Parkinson’s symptoms. Read more…

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