Silver Book Fact

Researchers have found how to manipulate embryonic stem cells to form dopamine-producing brain cells. This new source of cells could someday be used to replace cells lost to Parkinson’s.

Perrier A, Tabar V, Barberi T, Rubio M, et al. Derivation of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons from Human Embryonic Stem Cells. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2004; 101(34): 12543-8. http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/short/101/34/12543

Reference

Title
Derivation of Midbrain Dopamine Neurons from Human Embryonic Stem Cells
Publication
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Publication Date
2004
Authors
Perrier A, Tabar V, Barberi T, Rubio M, et al.
Volume & Issue
Volume 101, Issue 34
Pages
12543-8
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Future Value

Related Facts

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved five drugs that temporarily improve Alzheimer’s disease symptoms.  
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 5 drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs have been found to temporarily slow the worsening of Alzheimer’s symptoms for…  
  • 91 medicines are currently in development for Alzheimer’s disease.  
  • Out-of-Pocket Costs, Slowed Progression  
  • Around 75 – 100 experimental therapies that are aimed at slowing or stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s disease are currently in clinical trials.