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Profile of the procedure:

  • From female unfertilized ova (so-called parthenogene) stem cells are obtained and further developed into neuronal stem cells (a precursor of dopamine-producing brain cells) and subsequently implanted in the substantia nigra of Parkinson's patients.
  • According to current knowledge, these cells are tolerated by the immune system of the implant recipient without rejection.
  • The company "International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO)" has completed the necessary basic research and the necessary animal experiments with considerable success. In transplantation trials with Parkinson's disease patients, a substantial reduction in Parkinson's symptoms and a restoration of the animals' ability to move could be achieved.
  • Currently, ISCO is seeking the approval test for clinical use in humans (see hier ).

Links to ISCO:
a http://www.internationalstemcell.com
The method used:
a) http://www.internationalstemcell.com/Stem_Cells
b) http://www.internationalstemcell.com/Therapeutic_Pipeline
c) http://www.internationalstemcell.com/profiles/investor/ResLibraryView.asp?ResLibraryID=69735&GoTopage=2&Category=958&BzID=1468&G=583

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