World Parkinson’s Day – an interview with Curt Freed

Written by Lauren Pulling

It is estimated that as many as 1 million people in the USA live with Parkinson’s disease, and while there is not yet a cure, it seems that we are edging closer to solving the enigma that is Parkinson’s disease. This World Parkinson’s Day, we speak to Curt Freed, a Professor of Medicine, Pharmacology, Neurology and Neuroscience and Director of the Neurotransplantation Program for Parkinson’s Disease at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CO, USA). In 1988, Prof Freed, along with his colleague Robert Breeze, pioneered the use of human fetal dopamine cell transplantation in a Parkinson’s disease patient....

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