Key progress in stem-cell use for Parkinson’s cure


The representational image of an operation theatre. Japanese scientists have transplanted stem-cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson's disease for the first time. Image courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Japanese scientists have made progress in a cure for Parkinson’s disease by transplanting stem cells into a patient’s brain. A Kyoto University team used, for the first time, cells with the potential to develop into any tissue. The 50-year-old patient has been stable for the last one month and is on the path to recovery.

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