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Japanese researchers transplant stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Webdog, Nov 11, 2018.

  1. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Researchers transplant stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's
    https://japantoday.com/category/nat...ts-stem-cells-into-brain-to-treat-parkinson's
     
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    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Very interesting but is this just an advanced form of symptom control or have they figured out how to keep the disease from killing the new brain cells?

    In the Nilotinib trials they found dramatic improvement in patients, the theory being it stops the disease mechanism and the brain starts to repair itself but when the drug was stopped within a few months the patient ends up right back where they started :(

    This could also become a combination therapy, ABL1 inhibitor to prevent brain cells dying and replacement by this procedure making a full cure.
     
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    Webdog Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Reprogrammed Stem Cells Implanted into Patient with Parkinson’s Disease
    A man in his 50s is the first of seven patients to receive the experimental therapy

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/...planted-into-patient-with-parkinsons-disease/
     
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