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The nuclei of brain stem cells in some Parkinson’s patients become misshapen with age. The discovery opens up new ways to target the disease.
When transplanted into rodents with brain damage similar to Parkinson’s, the cells reversed the animals’ motor issues.
An upcoming clinical trial will attempt to solve problems that have plagued one potentially promising treatment.
Finding effective drug dosages using MRI could accelerate drug development.
A system to detect brain chemicals may improve therapies for Parkinson’s and other disorders.
Scientists are using genetic “light switches” to probe memory and improve disease therapy.
The first transgenic primates able to pass on their foreign genes are both a stunning medical advance and a troubling peek into the future.
More-invasive therapies show promise for treating Parkinson’s.