Stem Cell Awareness Day - Schuele Lab
Published Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:00 pm
by The Parkinson's Institute and Clinical Center

Today, we are pleased to share with you the work of The Schuele Laboratory. The Schuele Lab is led by Birgitt Schuele, MD. Her team is using patient-derived stem cells or short IPS Cells from patients with Parkinson’s disease. Quite literally, Dr. Schuele and her team take skin samples and through a scientific process called reprogramming, these skin cells become or are rejuvenated into Stem Cells.

At The Parkinson’s Institute we have then been able to take stem cells and create dopamine neurons, the neurons that die in Parkinson’s patients. This vitally important process gives researchers “Parkinson’s In a Petri-Dish” allowing the disease to be studied as never before.

Learn more about Stem Cell Research at The Parkinson’s Institute by watching our video.




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