Cells Show Promise for Parkinson's

July 2008
Technology Review;Jul2008, Vol. 111 Issue 4, p92
The article presents a study that assesses the capabilities of brain cells developed from skin cells to alleviate the symptoms and pain in Parkinson's disease. Rudolf Jaenish and colleagues administered the study by transforming mouse skin cells into undifferential cells induced into four different genetic types and integrate in the brain as well as transplanted reprogrammed cells that suppress the release of chemical toxins. The study reveals that reprogrammed cells are capable to function as stem cells which help reduces the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. In addition, the author notes that the research manifest its potentials in treating such diseases wherein embryonic cells are easy to work with.


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