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New Potential Cell Therapy for Parkinson’s

(February 4, 2014) - Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) say that astrocytes may offer a new approach to the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. “The central importance of this work is in revealing a potentially new cell therapy, for which appropriate human cells are in hand, that can be used to restore multiple neuronal populations and to rescue the molecular machinery critical in communication between nerve cells even when cells are transplanted after the damage is already established,” said Mark Noble, PhD, a co-author of the study. Read more…