Parkinson’s breakthrough: ‘Accidental discovery’ paves way to find a CURE for disease –

Parkinsons: (L) before reprogramming (R) neurons induced from mouse astrocytes after reprogramming (Image: Getty)

Scientific breakthroughs sometimes occur when scientists are not actively searching for them. While attempting to better understand the function of a protein in connective tissue cells, San Diego School of Medicine scientists found a way to transform multiple types of cells into neurons.

This discovery has led to the development of a treatment able to eliminate symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in mice.

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