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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, Anselme L., Viviane Tabar, Tiziano Barberi, Maria E. Rubio, Juan Bruses, Norbert Topf, Neil L. Harrison, and Lorenz Studer. 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, Anselme L., Viviane Tabar, Tiziano Barberi, Maria E. Rubio, Juan Bruses, Norbert Topf, Neil L. Harrison, and Lorenz Studer
Volume & Issue
Volume 101, Issue 34
Pages
12543-8
URL
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