Researchers at Lund University in Sweden, working with rats, have claimed a potential breakthrough in how stem cell-derived dopamine-producing brain cells might, in future, be used to repair the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson’s Disease. This is early animal research; so it could be some while before these developments can be tested on people.
Parkinson’s stem cell ‘breakthrough’. London: BBC Health News, November 7th 2014.
This relates to:
Grealish, S. Diguet, E. Kirkeby, A. [et al] (2014). Human ESC-derived dopamine neurons show similar preclinical efficacy and potency to fetal neurons when grafted in a rat model of Parkinson’s Disease. Cell Stem Cell. November 6th 2014, 15(5), 653-665.