(NEW YORK) -- A new study shows that human stem cells affected by Parkinson's disease transplanted into mice, rats and monkeys showed an improvement in symptoms.
The study, published by journal Nature on Sunday, describes converting the stem cells to neuron cells. The degenerative disease attacks these cells in humans but the study conducted several tests which showed that the transformation of the stem cells into neuron cells which produced the chemical dopamine, not only survived but helped to slow the symptoms of Parkinson's in monkeys.
The research was conducted by a group of scientists led by Dr. Lorenz Studer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
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