Studies raise concerns over grafted fetal cells for Parkinson's

04/6/2008 | Bloomberg

Two independent studies found clumps of Lewy bodies -- proteins linked to Parkinson's disease -- had extended to grafted cells in Parkinson's patients who underwent fetal nerve tissue transplants. One group of researchers, however, discovered that transplanted nerve cells survived up to 14 years with no signs of deterioration, suggesting that the use of different transplanting techniques may have an effect on the findings.

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