Search Results Tagged With Stem Cells

Can Lorenz Studer cure Parkinson's disease?


Today, 49-year-old Studer is inching toward a potential cure for Parkinson’s disease — a debilitating nervous system disorder that causes increasingly severe tremors and, eventually, the inability to…
January 19, 2016

Stem Cell Transplant Trial in Parkinson’s Patients Planned After Test in Japan Succeeds in Monkeys


Researchers in Japan are preparing for a first human trial of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in patients with Parkinson’s disease, after obtaining promising data from a study in monkeys.
September 01, 2017

Ask a MacArthur genius: Can transplanted brain cells cure Parkinson’s?


When Studer learned about how Parkinson’s affects dopamine neurons, he started to wonder if transplantation could be a cure. The idea of transplanting working cells from fetal tissue was “quite radica…
October 05, 2015

Researchers find that stem cell treatment may reduce cognitive impairment related to dementia with Lewy bodies


Neural stem cells transplanted into damaged brain sites in mice dramatically improved both motor and cognitive impairments associated with dementia with Lewy bodies, according to University of Califor…
October 19, 2015

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