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Stem cell study raises hope for Parkinson's treatment

  • A study has revealed that stem cell can be used to heal brain damage caused by Parkinson’s, according to media reports.

    Researchers in Sweden described their study as a “huge breakthrough” in developing further treatments.

    To simulate the disease, researchers killed neurons that produce dopamine, on a side of rats’ brains. Human embryonic stem cells were then converted into dopamine–producing neurons and injected into the rats’ brains.

    The scientists reportedly found evidence of a reversal in damage.

     

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