Highlights from Neuroscience 2012

A collection of reports from the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, New Orleans

By Laura Sanders, 11:25 AM October 24, 2012

Stem cell implants for Parkinson’s show promise in monkeys
Specialized human stem cells can mature in the brains of monkeys with a Parkinson’s-like disease. That finding, presented October 15, suggests that stem cells may be able to replenish dying brain cells in people with Parkinson’s. Three months post-transplantation, the human cells seemed to be flourishing in rhesus monkeys’ brains. The cells assumed the triangular shape of neurons and sprouted long, elaborate projections that send and r...

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