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January 04, 2005

Japanese team succeeds in stem cell therapy on monkeys with Parkinson's

Japanese researchers said they had successfully treated monkeys with Parkinson's disease through a stem cell transplant, potentially paving the way for an ideal remedy to the intractable disease. 

It was the first time such transplants have worked on primates suffering from the degenerative nerve disorder, said Nobuo Hashimoto, a medical doctor at the Department of Neurosurgery at Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine.

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Posted by Tom Troceen