Researchers create stem cell model of Parkinson’s disease in a dish

November 7, 2014 3:49 PM

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Researchers create stem cell model of Parkinson’s disease in a dish

A team of stem cell scientists has identified the biological mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and recreated a model of the disease in a dish.

Researchers at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute studied a pair of identical twins— one with Parkinson’s and one without— as well as another unrelated Parkinson’s patient and four healthy control subjects to observe key characteristics of the disease. After comparing the i...

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