News of the WeekPARKINSON'S RESEARCH

Fetal Cell Transplant Trial Draws Fire

Science  16 Mar 2001:
Vol. 291, Issue 5511, pp. 2060-2061
DOI: 10.1126/science.291.5511.2060b

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In just 1 week, an experimental treatment for Parkinson's disease--fetal cell transplants--went from promising to perilous. At least, that's how much of the general media reported the publication of mixed results from the first double-blind study. But Parkinson's researchers caution that results from a single trial, especially one that was controversial from the start, should not be the final word on the technique.