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Posted by Bruce on October 27, 2000 at 23:18:53:

This is the most significant progress I have read as of today. Dr. Lieberman posted this article which was published in "Science". Their was a list of what I assume to be the research sites for the study and they are Chicago, Switzerland, Wisconson and France. In "plain English", a factor called GDNF is delivered to the appropriate site attached to a virus. They found the GDNF reversed the process of the dopamine producing neuron's destruction and also induced regeneration of the neurons in primate models of Parkinson's disease. Thw title of the message is "Article from Science of importance to Parkinson's disease patients." Now we have to hold our breath and hope the GDNF factor will work the same way in human subjects and not have any serious side effects. I am impressed! Bruce

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