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Congratulations to GForce-PD member Jun Takahashi and colleagues on this milestone work » GForce-PD

Congratulations to GForce-PD member Jun Takahashi and colleagues on this milestone work

‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells implanted into patient with Parkinson’s disease

Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease for the first time. The condition is only the second for which a therapy has been trialled using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which are developed by reprogramming the cells of body tissues such as skin so that they revert to an embryonic-like state, from which they can morph into other cell types.

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June 2013 – Present: Program Manager, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center July 2009 – June 2012: iPierian, Senior Scientist & Project Team Leader January 2007 – June 2009: Postdoctoral fellow, University Health Network October 2003 – December 2006: Postdoctoral fellow, Mount Sinai School of Medicine