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Stem cell transplant that ‘rebuilds brain circuitry’ gives hope for victims of Parkinson’s and autism

By Fiona MacRae, Daily Mail, www.dailymail.co.uk

brain transplant of stem cells has worked in mice in a breakthrough that signals new hope for conditions from autism to Parkinson’s disease.

Scientists put healthy stem cells from mouse embryos into the brains of adult rodents who were unable to use leptin, a hormone that tells the body to stop eating.

The transplant worked to the extent that the creatures were able to process leptin again – and duly lost weight.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2065914/Stem-cell-transplant-breakthrough-gives-hope-victims-Parkinsons-autism.html#ixzz1f1HmEMVb

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