Doubts over cell therapy for Parkinson's disease

  title={Doubts over cell therapy for Parkinson's disease},
  author={Robert Harding},
Transplantation of fetal dopamine neurons into patients with Parkinson’s disease showed no overall benefit and led to serious side effects in 15% of treated patients, reported US scientists last week. “After one year we found that only the younger transplantation patients (aged 60 years or less) showed a significant decrease in rigidity and bradykinesia”, says Curt Freed (University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA) the principal investigator of the study. “In the second year, about 15% of… CONTINUE READING

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