Breakthrough?


#1

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29935449


#2

Just logged in to post the same news but you beat me to it !

Well done yes


#3

 

Yes, really interesting piece of work showing that human embryonic derived stem cells coaxed to develop into dopamine producing neurons can be transplanted into the mammalian brain and importantly, don't just sit there producing dopamine but grow axons and correctly re-integrate into the surrounding tissue to correct the motor deficit.   Their discussion sums it up and wasn't too full of jargon...............

http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(14)00408-1 


#4

Hi turnip, Kyloe and Bartobob - we also published an article about this today. See our news item Parkinson's stem cell breakthrough brings new hope.

Best wishes

Sharon


#5

sobering quote

only 10% of those who may be considered for cell therapy...not to far long in their illness...who fell ill before 50