Cells from small biopsies can be used to grow large numbers of a patient’s own protective brain cells
October 4, 2013
Scientists at the University of Western Ontario in Canada enrolled patients with Parkinson’s disease who were scheduled to have deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery and removed small biopsies near the surface of the brain.
They then multiplied the cells in culture to generate millions of patient-specific cells that were then subjected to genetic analysis.
These cells exhibited regeneration and characteristics of a fundamental class of brain… read more