Parkinson’s: Promising stem cell treatment reverses symptoms in rodents

  • Parkinson’s disease damages a specific class of neurons located in the midbrain.
  • This robs the brain of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps control movement.
  • In a new study, researchers describe a process for transforming non-neuronal cells into functioning neurons.
  • Neural grafts in rats reverse motor symptoms caused by Parkinson’s disease.
Written by Beth JoJack on May 19, 2022 — Fact checked by Anna Guildford, Ph.D.

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