First Clinical Trial of Stem Cell Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Seven patients will be followed for 2 years after being injected with stem cells, with the hopes of replacing the brain cells that have died.

A landmark clinical trial was announced recently by researchers at Kyoto University. For the first time in history, this trial tests the use of stem cells for the treatment of a major degenerative brain disease: Parkinson’s disease. The significance of READ MORE

Reprogramming Neurons to Treat Alzheimer’s Disease A promising Alzheimer's disease treatment has been developed as a result of a 2012 Nobel Prize winning discovery

The story is all too familiar: promising effects are shown in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease – providing hope for patients, physicians, and researchers alike – only to move on to clinical trials and fail to show any beneficial effects READ MORE

Turn Genes on With the Flip of a Switch! Light-activated DNA shines a spotlight on new gene therapies.

The 1997 US film Men In Black followed two secret agents who protected humans from extraterrestrial aliens, and aliens from humans. They had access to several (fictional) gadgets — the most notable of which was the “neuralizer.” The neuralizer allowed READ MORE