A university in Japan announced that it has performed the first induced pluripotency stem cell transplant to treat Parkinson's disease.
The transplant, the first of its kind in the world for treatment of Parkinson's, was done last month by Kyotos University Hospital, reported the training center today.
The recipient was a patient about 50 years whose identity was not provided, which will be subject to periodic checks for two years to avoid rejection.
"We made a tension on the left side of the head (by the patient) and transplanted 2.4 million cells," says Takayuki Kikuchi from Kyoto University to journalists, according to Kyodo News Agency.
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