Cell transplant treats Parkinson’s in mice under control of designer drug

Posted by on April 28, 2016 5:21 pm
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A neuroscientist has inserted a genetic switch into nerve cells so a patient can alter their activity by taking designer drugs that would not affect any other cell. The cells in question are neurons and make the neurotransmitter dopamine, whose deficiency is the culprit in the widespread movement disorder Parkinson’s disease.

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