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Old 11-04-2019, 12:23 PM   #1
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‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells implanted into patient with Parkinson’s disease


Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease for the first time.The condition is only the second for which a therapy has been trialled using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which are developed by reprogramming the cells of body tissues such as skin so that they revert to an embryonic-like state, from which they can morph into other cell types.
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Note that the operation described in the article was performed in October last year. Hopefully the trial will issue another update fairly soon.
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