• Vol. 48 No. 4
  • 15 April 2019

Stem Cell Replacement Therapies in Parkinson’s Disease

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World Parkinson’s Disease Day—which falls on 11
April—commemorates the birthday of the late physician
and geologist, James Parkinson. All around the world,
efforts are under way to increase public awareness of
the condition first described by Parkinson over 200
years ago. Over the past 2 decades, Parkinson’s disease
(PD) is viewed as more a clinical syndrome than a
single disease entity characterised by motor features of
tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity and postural instability. The
identification of several pathogenic genes and loci and
the recognition of non-motor symptoms and prodromic
features have redefined classification of PD and expanded
the clinical spectrum of the disease.

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