Parkinson's transplants emerge as stem cell pioneer Jeanne Loring joins R&D race
Jeanne Loring hadn’t studied Parkinson’s in 22 years when she got an email from a local neurologist.
The neurologist, Melissa Houser, didn’t know Loring had ever published on the disease. She was just looking for a stem cell researcher who might hear her out.
“I think I was just picked out of a hat,” Loring told Endpoints News.
At a meeting in Loring’s Scripps Research office, Houser and a Parkinson’s nurse practitioner, Sherrie Gould, asked her why there was so much research done in stem cell transplants for other neurodegenerative diseases but not Parkinson’s. They wanted to know if she would work on one.
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