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Japan team transplants stem cells into brain to treat Parkinson's disease

TOKYO – Japanese researchers said on Friday (Nov 9) they have transplanted stem cells into the brain of a patient in the first stage of an innovative trial to cure Parkinson’s disease.

The research team at Kyoto University injected induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells – which have the potential to develop into any cell in the body – into the brain of a male patient in his fifties, the university said in a press statement.

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