World Parkinson’s Day 2021: what advancements have been made over the last year?

Written by Heather Jones (Future Science Group)

To mark World Parkinson’s Day 2021, we take a look back at five top journal articles showing major advancements in the field from the last year. Personalized iPSC-derived dopamine progenitor cells for Parkinson’s disease  The field of regenerative medicine opens up promising possibilities for the development of restorative treatments to functionally replace and/or reconstruct neuronal circuitry in Parkinson’s disease (PD). Technological advances in the creation and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to be used for dopaminergic purposes offer the hope of redeeming neuronal function without the practical and ethical concerns associated with fetal-tissue transplantation, while an autologous cell...

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