Stem cells from unfertilised, donated human eggs are being used to treat Parkinson's disease.
Foetal stem cells have been used before, but this new method avoids the ethical issues in using human embryos.
In a trial in Australia 12 patients with moderate to severe Parkinson's will have a single dose of a stem-cell solution injected into their brains. Stem cells have the ability to develop into other kinds of cells.
The idea is that these will replace the cells that produce dopamine (a chemical that helps control movement) which die off in Parkinson's.
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