Thursday, March 5, 2015

Harvard team success with stem cells for Parkinson's disease

Harvard Stem Cell Institute (HSCI) 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.

Ole Isacson and colleagues 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. The primate did not require immunosuppression, the scientists reported in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

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