4 January 2019

How stem cells can be used to treat Parkinson’s Disease

Podcast with DanStem Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby, published on DR, P1 radio channel. The podcast is about new methods where the body itself could treat an illness. 

In the program Recept, Agnete describes how stem cells can be a promising future therapy for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and how she and her colleagues are working towards the goal of transplanting stem cells to the brains of Parkinson’s Disease patients to replace the dying dopamine neurons. This process involves rigorous and lengthy testing in animal models to ensure that the cell product is safe and efficacious.

Agnete also warns against seeking stem cell treatments in private clinics as these are often unproven and illegal treatments which may in worst case be harmful. 

Listen to the podcast, (in Danish)

About the Kirkeby group

About Associate Professor Agnete Kirkeby