Parkinson’s disease breakthrough seen in mouse model – News-Medical.Net

Left: mouse astrocytes (green) before reprogramming; Right: neurons (red) induced from mouse astrocytes after reprogramming with PTB antisense oligonucleotide treatment.

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have found a way to create new neurons in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. The severely debilitating and progressive neurodegenerative disease, as of now, has no cure, and this breakthrough could help hundreds of thousands of patients with the condition feel experts. The study is published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.

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