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Skin cells for research into Parkinson's

A patient’s very own skin cells may hold the key to new treatments and even cures for devastating neurological diseases.
Thu, 2015-04-02 15:25

Millions of Canadians are affected by diseases of the brain such as ALS, Parkinson’s and brain tumours, for which there are limited treatments and no cures. By 2020, neurological conditions will become the leading cause of death and disability.

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Organization: Relations médias, Université Laval
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Major advance in understanding risky but effective Multiple Sclerosis treatment

Tue, 2013-03-26 09:53

Powerful treatment improves patients’ lives and provides new insight into mechanisms of the disease

A new study by Multiple Sclerosis researchers at three leading Canadian centres addresses why bone marrow transplantation (BMT) has positive results in patients with particularly aggressive forms of MS.  The transplantation treatment, which is performed as part of a clinical trial and carries potentially serious risks, virtually stops all new relapsing activity as observed upon clinical examination and brain MRI scans.  The study reveals how th

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