Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2017 (BBC News / Nature Biotechnology / Parkinson’s UK)

Summary

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.

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Brain cell therapy ‘promising’ for Parkinson’s disease. London: BBC Health News, April 11th 2017.

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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.

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Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2017. It’s time to stop Parkinson’s in its tracks. [London / Online]: Parkinson’s UK, April 2017.

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