At least eight clinical trials worldwide and one physician-led study in Japan are exploring stem cells as a treatment approach to Parkinson’s disease. This research progress is critical, because the disease debilitates the body and causes tremors and numbness, loss of motor function, and stooping. Eventually, left untreated, Parkinson’s disease leads to death. The good news is, researchers are showing significant results in their studies on the link between stem cells and Parkinson’s disease.
In this article:
- An Introduction to Stem Cells
- What Are Stem Cells?
- What Is Parkinson’s Disease?
- How Does Stem Cell Therapy Work?
- How Can Stem Cells Help Heal This Condition?
- Clinical Study in Japan for Parkinson’s Disease
- Are We Close to a Widespread Solution?