Researchers hope one day to be able to replace the damaged dopamine-producing neurons at the root-cause of by Parkinson’s Disease by injecting new replacement brain cells, possibly derived from re-programmed astrocytes.
Brain cell therapy ‘promising’ for Parkinson’s disease. London: BBC Health News, April 11th 2017.
This relates to:
di Val Cervo, PR. Romanov, RA. [and] Spigolon, G. [et al] (2017). Induction of functional dopamine neurons from human astrocytes in vitro and mouse astrocytes in a Parkinson’s disease model. Nature Biotechnology. April 10th 2017. [Epub ahead of print].
Parkinson’s Awareness Week
Yesterday was World Parkinson’s Day. Parkinson’s Awareness Week (2017) falls between April 10th – 16th 2017.
Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017. It’s time to stop Parkinson’s in its tracks. [London / Online]: Parkinson’s UK, April 2017.