Researchers develop study of stem cell treatment for Parkinson's

12/15/2013 | San Diego Union-Tribune

A collaborative project known as aims to treat Parkinson's disease by replacing damaged brain cells with new cells grown from the patient's own skin. Researchers are poised to seek approval from the FDA as animal research designed to establish the safety of the treatment continues. The project involves The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Clinic and the Parkinson's Association of San Diego. Researchers will meet with FDA officials to prepare a formal application in January.

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