The first experiment of transplantation of induced pluripotent stem cells with the goal held in Japan.
Scientists from the University of Koto for the first time in history, held a transplant of nerve cells grown from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells). They were transplanted into the brain of a patient suffering from Parkinson’s disease. About it writes the Economic Times.
Parkinson’s disease, affecting nerve cells and contributing to their reduction, leads to loss of mobility and slow cognitive processes. Until now, medicine could only alleviate the symptoms but not to cure the disease.
“We spent the first transplantation. Postoperative process consider favorable,” he said at a press conference, Jun Takahashi, Professor at the University.
A patient who last month underwent surgery, is a man older than 50 years.
The transplanted cells were obtained from normal human skin cells. Induced to include those cells which can form any type of human tissue.
The study on this topic conducted by Professor Shinya Yamanaka, was awarded in 2012 the Nobel prize.
Earlier it was reported that they named the winners of the Nobel prize in medicine in 2018.