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Scientists led by Dr Tilo Kunath (MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine) have taken a key step towards improving an emerging class of treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The advance could improve a next generation of therapies for the condition, which affects around one in 350 people in the UK.
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Professor Sir Ian Wilmut (The Roslin Institute), lead scientist in the project that created Dolly the Sheep, has announced, on World Parkinson's Disease Day, that he is backing a major new Parkinsons's disease research programme between Dundee and Edinburgh after being diagnosed with the condition.
A team of researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Medical Research Council Centre for Regenerative Medicine (MRC CRM) have made a key discovery that could speed up the production of cells in the lab for studying diseases such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. It is possible that it could also help to boost supplies of cells for use in drug discovery research and could eventually aid production of cells for use as therapies.