Cell-replacement and gene-therapy strategies for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.

  title={Cell-replacement and gene-therapy strategies for Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Joanna A Korecka and Joost Verhaagen and Elly M. Hol},
  journal={Regenerative medicine},
  volume={2 4},
Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease are the most common neurodegenerative diseases in the elderly population. Given that age is the most important risk factor in these diseases, the number of patients is expected to rise dramatically in the coming years. Therefore, an effective therapy for these diseases is highly sought. Current treatment brings only temporary symptomatic relief and does not result in halting the progression of these diseases. The increasing knowledge on the molecular… CONTINUE READING


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