Scientist working on the Parkinson's project
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Parkinson's disease research 'breakthrough' in UK

Scientists in Oxford have made what they hope is a significant breakthrough in the fight against Parkinson's disease.

They've pioneered a technique that turns pieces of skin into pieces of brain. It's part of a large scale study to create a "bank" of artificially grown brain cells.

The BBC's science correspondent Pallab Ghosh reports.

  • 17 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK