“I believe that this approach could be the first neuro-restorative treatment for people living with Parkinson's." - Steven Gill, MB, MS, FRC
"Researchers used robot-assisted neurosurgery to implant a specially designed delivery system, termed Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED), which allowed high flow rate infusion to be administered to patients every 4 weeks. Patients underwent a procedure to have 4 tubes implanted within their brains. GDNF was directly infused to targeted locations via a skull-mounted transcutaneous port located behind the ear."
"Positron emission tomography (PET) brain scans from the group who received GDNF showed an improvement of 100% in the targeted area of the brain affected by Parkinson disease, leading researchers to believe that the treatment may have the potential to reawaken or restore damaged brain cells."
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