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World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening.<p>In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the …

Scientists Have Discovered a Brand New Type of Neuron

Meet the "neighbourhood cell".<p>A new type of neuron has been discovered in rats' brains by University of Amsterdam (UvA) researchers that plays a key …

Memories of Alzheimer's Patients May Not Be Lost Forever

And lasers might help bring them back.<p>Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal <i>Hippocampus</i> that the …

Trial raises Parkinson's therapy hope

<b>Scientists have restored nerve cells destroyed by a condition similar to Parkinson's disease, in monkeys.</b><p>The Japanese team hope their work could lead to stem cell trials in human patients before the end of 2018.<p>Parkinson's disease causes the progressive loss of nerve cells that release dopamine, a …

Medical Research

Brain cell replacement for Parkinson's boosted by monkey study

A brain cell replacement therapy reduced Parkinson’s disease symptoms in monkeys, Japanese researchers report in a study released Wednesday. The …

New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases

Scientists believe that the underlying cause of many neurological diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, is the buildup of misfolded …