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— 16 September 2017

Sir Richard Faull on RNZ National

On Saturday Morning on RNZ National, LCT Scientific Advisor Sir Richard Faull and businessman Bernie Crosby talk to Kim Hill about the work of the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research and finding a cure for Parkinson's disease.

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— 13 June 2017

Pig brain cells implanted into brains of people with Parkinson’s

Would you have pig cells implanted in your brain? Some people with Parkinson’s disease have, in the hope it will stop their disease progressing. The approach is still in the early stages of testing, but initial results from four people look promising, with all showing some improvement 18 months after surgery. Living Cell Technologies, based in Auckland, New Zealand, has been developing a treatment that uses cells from the choroid plexus in pigs. This brain structure makes a cocktail of growth factors and signalling molecules known to help keep nerve cells healthy.

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— 1 March 2016

LCT expects crucial Parkinson’s clinical trial results in early 2017

Australasian biotech company Living Cell Technologies says it will know the outcome of a make-or-break clinical trial on its regenerative cell therapy for Parkinson's disease in the first quarter of next year. If the trial succeeds, Living Cell's lead product NTCELL will be the world's first disease-modifying treatment for Parkinson's as existing treatments only deal with the symptoms rather than stopping the degeneration of the brain.

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