At least 16 clinical trials and one physician-led study in Japan are exploring stem cells for Parkinson’s disease. Some of these trials are using stem cells as living therapies, while others are using stem cells to study causes of the disease and its progression.
This research progress is critical, because Parkinson’s 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?
- Are We Close to a Widespread Solution?