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Striatal cell transplants for Huntington’s disease: where are we now?

Striatal cell transplants for Huntington’s disease: where are we now?

In Huntington’s disease the striatum takes a big hit early. This has prompted trials of foetal stratal transplantation, in the hope that this may provide some relief to patients.Stevan Wing, specialist neurology registrar at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, and researcher, University of Cambridge, speaks to Professor Roger Barker, John van Geest Centre for Brain Repair, University of Cambridge, about his experience of leading a transplant trial with the NEST-UK consortium.See also:The long-term safety and efficacy of bilateral transplantation of human fetal striatal tissue in patients with mild to moderate Huntington’s disease http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/84/6/657.long

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