One-Time Treatment Eases Parkinson's -- in Mice

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In findings that could pave the way to a new treatment for Parkinson's disease, scientists have figured out how to spur the production of new brain cells in mice. Experts stressed that mice, of course, are not humans. And much more research is needed to see whether the approach could be safe and effective for people with Parkinson's, or other degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer's. "But the prospect of using this general approach is exciting," said James Beck, Chief Scientific Officer of the Parkinson's Foundation.

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