Stem Cell Therapies Show Promise, But Challenges and Risks Remain

Stem Cell Therapies Show Promise, But Challenges and Risks Remain

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Stem Cell Therapies Show Promise, But Challenges and Risks Remain

Cell therapy for Parkinson’s disease — especially that based on stem cells — holds great potential but come with significant challenges yet to be overcome. The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) recently commissioned a report on the state of stem cell therapies in Parkinson’s, to both educate the community about this potential treatment and to caution patients about therapies promoted without proper scientific support. Cell therapy consists of introducing new and functional cells into…

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