Stem cell study raises hope for Parkinson's treatment
November 7 , 2014
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.