Scientists create neurons with symptoms of Parkinson
Once again, a research study we invested in at its earliest stages has resulted in a major advance in the battle against Parkinson’s disease.
With initial funding from The Parkinson Alliance, researchers at Stanford University and the Parkinson’s Institute have created, in the laboratory, a line of cells that sicken and die like the cells in the brain of a person suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Now, for the very first time, scientists can directly observe the process by which neurons fail, and, even more important, begin to test treatments that may slow the decline of the neurons.
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