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stem cell treatment for parkinson's diseases

For mammals, there are two types of stem cell, the adult stem cells are found in various tissues while the embryonic stem cells are located in inner cell mass of blastocyst. stem cells can turn into all the specialized cells and are able to divide into more stem cells

Stem cells, with the abillity to transform into any cell, had been the hope for curing many disease for decades. Research shows a significant advance in a possible stem cell treatment for Parkinson's ( a disease caused by losing the cells in your brain that controls your emotions and above ) although stem cell experiments are only running on rats, scientists do believe that it will only take a few more years to move on to human trials, they still need to make sure some important issues such as whether or not the cell will continue to function after some years.

Ariana Eunjung Cha. "New hope for Parkinson's patients in stem cell treatment. The Washington post Nov 7 2014.<>