Stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease: current status and future perspectives

Written by Anders Björklund (Lund University, Sweden)

Anders Björklund is a Professor of Neuroscience at Lund University (Sweden). His main interest lies in Parkinson’s disease (PD), particularly cell- and gene-based repair. In this interview, Anders speaks to use about stem cell therapies for PD, including what the most significant breakthroughs have been in the field and how we might overcome the current limitations of using stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s. 1.What inspired you to work in this field of research? Well, this goes back to the 1970s when I got involved in studies around regeneration of the dopamine system. Dopamine is obviously central to Parkinson’s and I...

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