Parkinson disease treatment break through – using stem cells to develop dopaminergic neurons.
The first transplantation of stem cells in patients with Parkinson’s disease is almost within reach. However, it remains a challenge for researchers to control stem cells accurately in the lab in order to achieve successful and functional stem cell therapies for patients. “In our preclinical assessments of stem cell-derived dopamine neurons we noticed that the…
Study demonstrates role of gut bacteria in neurodegenerative diseases
Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) are all characterized by clumped, misfolded proteins and inflammation in the brain. In more than 90 percent of cases, physicians and scientists do not know what causes these processes to occur. Robert P. Friedland, M.D., the Mason C. and Mary D. Rudd Endowed Chair…