New Non-Embryonic Stem Cell Study Shows Progress with Parkinson’s Disease

Ever since human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) were first successfully grown in the lab in 1998, Parkinson’s Disease has featured prominently as one of the major diseases that such cells would supposedly eliminate.

The actor Michael J. Fox, himself a Parkinson’s sufferer, became a prominent advocate for federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research (hESCR), and he founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to promote and fund such research.