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Transplanted Nerve Cells in Brain of Parkinson’s Patient Seen to Survive, and Thrive, for Years

Analysis of a Parkinson’s patient has yielded the first evidence that transplanted nerve cells can survive and function in diseased human brains for almost 25 years

Pioneering transplants of nerve cells into the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients were carried out in the late 1980s and the 1990s by researchers at Lund University in Sweden. A fundamental question of concern to scientists since was whether the transplanted neurons could survive and establish neural connections in the host brain over time, despite the disease’s neurodegenerative progression.

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http://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2016/05/05/transplanted-nerve-cells-survive-a-quarter-of-a-century-in-a-parkinsons-disease-patient/

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