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Parkinson’s symptoms reversed in monkeys by ground-breaking new treatment

Leading expert hails ‘major leap forward’ as scientists in Japan prepare to hold first human trials of stem cell technique, which could restore control of movement
scientists in Japan managed to significantly improve the condition of monkeys given an artificially induced version of the disease.
They did this by taking tissue from adult humans and turning it into stem cells, which are capable of becoming any kind of cell. These were then used to create new brain cells in the monkeys, with dramatic results.
Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers said they had found a 40 to 55 per cent improvement in the motor skills of the monkeys after the new brain cells were transplanted.
Parkinson’s symptoms reversed in monkeys by ground-breaking new treatment
Leading expert hails ‘major leap forward’ as scientists in Japan prepare to hold first human trials of stem cell technique, which could restore control of movement
scientists in Japan managed to significantly improve the condition of monkeys given an artificially induced version of the disease.
They did this by taking tissue from adult humans and turning it into stem cells, which are capable of becoming any kind of cell. These were then used to create new brain cells in the monkeys, with dramatic results.
Writing in the journal Nature, the researchers said they had found a 40 to 55 per cent improvement in the motor skills of the monkeys after the new brain cells were transplanted.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/parkinsons-disease-breakthrough-reverses-symptoms-monkeys-stem-cells-japan-kyoto-a7920816.html

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