April Marks Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

World Parkinson’s Day was instituted on April 11th, 1997 to commemorate the birthday of Dr. James Parkinson, the  man who first formally identified the disease nearly 200 years ago and penned the 1817 work—“An  Essay on the Shaking Palsy.” Today, the month of April marks the resurgence from winter, the beginning of allergy season, and […]

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Human Stem Cells vs. Plant Stem Cells

With the combined efforts of biologists, geneticists, and clinicians, enormous progress has been made in the field of regenerative medicine and stem cell technology. Stem cells are one of the most promising advancements to come about in recent years, facilitating developments in ways that were inconceivable a few years ago. Novel pathological mechanisms have been […]

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International Stem Cell Corporation Completes Dosing Of Second Cohort In Parkinson’s Disease Clinical Trial

Recently, the International Stem Cell Corporation (ISCO) announced that its eighth participant, which completes the dosing of the second cohort of the clinical trial for Parkinson’s disease, was successfully transplanted with ISC-hpNSC® cells at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. ISCO’s Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer Russell Kern, PhD, commented, “We are […]

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