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Scripps Doctor, Patient Discuss Groundbreaking Parkinson's Research

KUSI segment featured clinical trial using stem cells to create new brain cells

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A recent KUSI-TV weekly health segment featured an innovative clinical trial involving Scripps Clinic neurologist Melissa Houser, MD, and her patient Cassandra Peters. The study aims to reverse the effects of Parkinson’s disease.


The study, which involves turning special stem cells into new nerve cells in the brain, has been successfully performed in animals. The next step is seeking government approval to test the method in humans.


The original KUSI video, titled "Groundbreaking Parkinson’s Research Happening at Scripps," is not available at this time.

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